Yellow taxis, a skyline of scandal, stunning skyscrapers… If anything defines New York, is that the city never sleeps throughout the day. You can always find lights in its big buildings and it is that with 8,4 million New Yorkers it is impossible to find darkness in the world capital. Stands out for being a pioneer in fashion art and entertainment. We discover the 10 best places that you can not miss on your trip to New York.
1 – Central Park.
Central Park measures 4 kilometers of long and 800 meters wide, which makes it one of the largest urban parks in the world.
To enjoy it, you can choose to walk or bike. Inside it hosts lakes and waterfalls as well as a zoo that although it is of small size houses unique animals.
2 – Statue of Liberty
Is the most famous monument of all New York and virtually of every USA symbol of independence and political freedom. It was a gift from the French to commemorate 100 years of American independence and in it’s design participated Gustave Eiffel, creator of the Eiffel Tower. If you want to access the interior of the statue to enjoy the views from the viewpoint, you will have to get up early as the squares are limited and the queues quite long.
3 – Times Square
Located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, this square is the central nerve of New York. Until the 90s, it was a zone of crime and drug trafficking, however today there is nothing that remembers those times. It is in fact, a perfect area to get lost in the crowds and take a walk in the authentic and cosmopolitan New York atmosphere. You can take a glass, dining or buy without moving from the area. In addition, many museums and theaters are very close to this emblematic place.
4 – Empire State Building
Today is the third building highest New York behind of World Trace Center and the 432 of Park Avenue. In fact its, 443 meters, if we counted its antenna, made it the tallest building in the world in 1972. It was built in just 410 days thanks to the work of 3,000 workers. On your visit you will go to two different viewpoints, one on the 86th floor and one on the 102nd. From both you will get stunning aerial views of the entire city.
5 – The Fifth Avenue
The most famous street and one of the main roads of New York. Its 14 kilometers of length communicates the north and south Manhattan. Many of the city’s most notable buildings are located in this street. In the midtown you can visit the Public Library of New York, The Rockefeller Center and the cathedral of San Patricio in addition to the Empire State.
6 – Wall Street
One of the best known streets of lower Manhattan as well as the main financial district of the city where you can see the stock market building and the Federal Hall. We do recommend going during the week as the weekends the atmosphere is totally different. It is worth taking a long walk through this emblematic district where the economy occupies a very important place.
7 – Rockefeller Center
Is located in the heart of Manhattan and is one of the most lively areas in the whole city. Behind the Wall Street, is the second most important place of business in New York and in it you can visit the rock viewpoint, located on the 70th floor of the most important skyscraper of the General Electric complex. If you go during Christmas you will see the famous Christmas tree and the skating rink that we’ve all seen in the films.
8 – World Trade Center
The world trade center is the icon of the strong American economy since its opening in 1973. Was rebuilt after the 11/9 terrorists attacks and has been erected as one of the unquestionable symbols of New York. The area is practically renovated and inside you can find jewels such as the spectacular views from the One World Observatory or the Museum of the 11-S
9 – Museum of the 11/9
Was inaugurated by Barack Obama 13 years after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Its objective is not only to preserve the country’s history but above all to pay tribute to its victims. For this purpose has a permanent collection where it is exhibit more than 10,000 objects including the testimonies of surviving, photographs, commemorative material and artworks recovered from the rubble among others.
10 – Metropolitan Museum of Art
Is the most recognized museum, large and visited of New York. It was opened in 1972, when Robert Lee Jenkins donated his private collection. Since then his collection has been increasing to more than 2 million works. Inside you can find works of important cultures and classical paintings.