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New York – 10 must-see attractions

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There are things that I never get tired of doing in New York and I believe that most people who visit the city every year don't either.

statue of Liberty

For you who are visiting the city for the first time, we have listed 10 basic and unmissable attractions that can help you plan your itinerary and make the most of your stay in the city.

That's 10 classic New York attractions!

central park

One of the places I was most looking forward to visiting.

Central Park is the city's main park and is home to fantastic places like Strawberry Fields – a place restored by Yoko Ono to honor John Lennon; the Wollman Rink – which in winter turns into an ice skating rink; Shakespeare Garden – an area for plays; and Belvedere Castle.

central Park

But despite all that, the best thing is to walk through the park and observe its immensity surrounded by trees, flowers and huge buildings facing the park.

What caught my attention were the park benches, most of them have carved phrases – beautiful, by the way!

Times Square

One of the most touristic places in New York at dusk, Times Square, is located at the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue, between 42nd and 47th streets.

There are dozens of electronic panels that turn the place into an endless day – the light is so intense that you don't even notice it's dark.

Times Square

We spent hours watching everything, mesmerized.

During the hot and mild days, there are tables and chairs for tourists to sit outside, watching all the action.

At one point, more precisely in the Broadway and 47th, there is also an open-access grandstand where you can get a clear view of the grandeur of Times Square.

It faces the building where, at New Year's Eve, the crest ball “drops”. It's just below this stand that TKTS is located (where you can buy discounted tickets of up to 50% for Broadway shows).

Brooklyn Bridge 

Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of New York's most visited landmarks.

It is the best-known bridge in the city, as it has appeared in several films and series and is known even today for its characteristic metallic structure.

On this last trip, we cross the bridge on foot over the suspended sidewalk.

In addition to being amazed by the architecture (which is still one of the main accesses between Brooklyn and Manhattan), the view I had of the southern part of the island and the tall buildings was unforgettable!

Brooklyn Bridge 

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

One of the visits I made in the first days in the city.

After standing in line for almost 2 hours at Battery Park, we took the boat (be prepared, the inspection is intense!) to the Statue of Liberty – Icon of the United States.  

The view of Manhattan also really caught my attention… Beautiful!

And since you are visiting the Statue of Liberty, with the same ticket you can visit the Ellis Island.

The island was one of the main entrances for immigrants to the country and today it houses the immigration museum that tells the story of the construction and operation of the buildings and all the immigrants who passed through there.

statue of Liberty

Broadway shows

This last time we watched Chicago, a classic Broadway play.

In addition to this, there are many shows that have received great reviews from the public that I think are worth watching like The Lion King, Mamma Mia and The Phantom of the Opera.

The shows are mega shows, with very well-crafted sets and costumes. Despite the high price, it's worth it! It's two hours well invested, in my opinion.

Broadway shows

Museums in NYC

I love going to Museums. But in New York I only managed to visit the Museum of Natural History (considered one of the best in the world) due to the short time we stayed in the city.

For those who don't know, this is the movie museum "A Night at the Museum🇧🇷 He's huge! With several sessions and floors.

To know him completely, it is necessary book 3 to 4 hours.

Besides that, there is the Metropolitan and the MOMA who stayed for the next trip.

The Metropolitan has the style of a super museum, with a little bit of everything and the MOMA contains very famous works of art such as paintings by Van Gogh, Kandiski, Cezane and the beautiful Monet panel: “The Waterlilies”.

Museums in NYC

Empire State Building

After a long queue (many, many people!), we bought the passes and went through a rigorous search.

Then we took the elevator to the first stop, at 86th walk. This observatory is completely closed, but it already gives an idea of what we will find on the 102nd floor.

At the top, the view is beautiful! You can see New York from very different angles and have a super complete view.

Despite competing for places with so many people who decided to visit the place at the same time as us, we managed to take advantage of the beautiful landscapes formed.

Tip: Go at sunset, it's perfect!

Empire State Building

Rockefeller Center

The great attraction of this place is in winter, where a skating rink is installed.

Rockefeller Center

In fact, Rockefeller Center is a huge complex of commercial buildings.

At Christmas time, the main square is decorated with a gigantic tree.

The largest building in the complex is the GE Building🇧🇷 Take a tour titled Top of the Rock  – visit to the top of Rockefeller Plaza nº. 30 - it's a show!

Battery Park

Park located south of Manhattan, opened in the 19th century.

One of the most visited spots is Castle Clinton, where the ticket booths for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are currently sold.

Battery Park

The public is willing to “sphere”, a metallic sculpture that stood between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and left almost intact after the tragedy of 9/11.

Gardens and beautiful trees make the park even more beautiful, in addition to the beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

It is considered the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States – it was built during the period from 1853 to 1879 with neo-Gothic architecture.

I was enchanted and couldn't stop admiring it, as the construction totally “disagrees” with the huge and modern buildings in the place.

New York – 10 must-see attractions

These are some of the incredible places I haven't missed and that you need to include in your itinerary.

And you, do you have any tips to share?

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