Monuments in New York
You can begin the visit in maybe the best known monument of the United States, a symbol located in Ellis Island, entrance door to all the European immigrants in the XIX century, we are talking about the Statue of Liberty. The other vision you need, not just to see but to experience, is walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the greatest XIX century constructions, from where you have a spectacular view of Manhattan’s skyline. Also neogothic is Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of this style opened in 1879, where it is buried USA’s first saint: St. Elisabeth Ann Seton. And if we’re talking about tombs NYC hosts General Grant National Memorial, or Grant’s Tomb.
The Big Apple is famous because of the skyscrapers, and so the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are, magnificent and beautiful architecture that gave the city and avant-garde touch. They were both built at the beginning of the 20th century; the Empire State was the tallest human construction til the 70’s, and the Chrysler is one of the best Art Deco pieces of the world. Buildings can be considered monuments, there is so much imagination in their conception they turn all heads, and the Flatiron building is an example: it shows a different shape depending on the angle. Gran Central Station is admired by many tourists that go there not because they have to get on a train, but because of the place itself. In fact it was meant to be the largest railway station in the world!
If you visit the Greenwich Village you’ll find the bohemian Washington Square, Washington Square Fountain and the popular Arch, built to celebrate George Washington centennial as the USA President. There are so many places to go, but don’t forget going to Central Park to visit the Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra’s Neddle or the Angel of Waters. Another borough, Queens, has Fort Totten Park, and the visit to Brooklyn is complete with the view of the Grand Army Plaza. Isn’t it exciting?