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Wall Street in New York

One of the areas to visit in your trip to New York in U.S is the south of Manhattan Island, where several places of interest are concentrated.

In your travel plan it is convenient that you dedicate at least one full day to tour this area, because from there you can also make excursions that can take a long time.

That would be the case of cross by boat to Liberty Island to see the famous statue up close, or even know places whose visit can also take time, such as go up to the One World Observatory.

One World Trade Center in New York

Wall street It is the main street of New York Financial District which stretches with large skyscrapers south of the island of Manhattan.

In this area are the buildings of the NYSE, which was built in the early twentieth century in neoclassical style, and the Federal Hall Neogothic style of the late eighteenth century.

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What to see on Wall Street and the Financial District

Here are some of those places that you should not miss on your walk through this area of ​​New York City.

New World Trade Center

It is in this area where the sadly famous were Twin Towers that fell as a result of 11 S terrorist attack of 2001.

One World Trade Center in New York

These towers were the iconic buildings of a skyscraper complex known as World trade center, which after the aforementioned attack became known as Zero zone.

At present the skyscrapers that make up the New World Trade Center, and the most prominent is known as the One world.

At the top of it you can climb to visit the new One World Observatory, from where you have the best Panoramic views from this area of New York.

9/11 Memorial and Museum

At the foot of that skyscraper One world is the monument known as 9/11 Memorial in memory of those killed in the aforementioned attack.

These are two large spaces shaped like swimming pools located in the places where the two fallen skyscrapers were located.

In that same enclave you can also visit the Museum 9/11 Dedicated to remember such a sad event.

Wall Street bull in New York

Wall Street Bull or Bull Charging

In front of the Stock Exchange building you can be surprised by a large sculpture known asCharging bull.

This very popular monument among tourists and visitors from New York also known as the Wall Street bull shows a bull in the attitude of “aggressive financial optimism and prosperity ”.

It is a greatbronze sculpture of 3,200 kilos of weight that has become awall street icon.

The sculpture was made by the Italian-American sculptorSay Modica behind thecrash 1987 financial, as a symbol of the “strength and power of the American people. "

In its construction, it invested 360,000 dollars from its own pocket, and currently it is still its owner, although it is for sale on condition that it does not move from the current location, compared to the aforementioned Bag.

Jetty in Battery Park south of New York

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It will not be difficult to find this curious sculpture because it isvery close toBattery park.

What will surely be more difficult for you to take a picture in front of the sculpture, because you will find dozens of tourists competing to do it.

I wish you luck…

Piers in Battery Park

With the name of Battery park the park is known next to which some of the piers most important of the island of Manhattan.

It is located right on the southern tip of the island, where you can arrive by subway to get on the cruise that will take you to visit the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island.

And also the ship that crosses you to Staten island, how to make a free cruise around Manhattan, also seeing the aforementioned Statue of Liberty.

Trinity Church on Wall Street in New York

Trinity church

When you walk through the financial zone ofWall street,very close tonew World Trade Center you will meet theTrinity church.

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It is a small church that dates back to 1698 and survived the effects of the attacks of the11 S.

Like it happens when you're facing the St. Patrick's Cathedral, in theFifth Avenue, the proximity of the greatManhattan skyscrapersIt will prevent you from appreciating the true dimensions of this church.

Trinity church you locate it in the corner of the streetsWall street andBroadwaysurrounded by a small forest with a cemetery.

The building was built withneo-gothic style, and when it was consecrated in 1846, its pointed tower could be seen from the river ... it was one of the tallest buildings in New York.

Wall Street area south of New York

During the terrorist attack of 11 S, although it suffered the fall of the rubble, the final effects were smaller than expected.

In the church garden, together with the surrounding cemetery you can see a sculpture in memory of that attack, the work of Steve Tobin.

Thevisiting hours of the Trinity Church on Wall Streetin New York they are, on weekdays, from 7 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon; on Saturdays, from 8 to 16 hours; and on Sundays, from 7 to 16 hours.

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South Street Seaport and Pier 17

In this area of ​​Manhattan you find the best place to enjoy the views of the Brooklyn Bridge.

This is the South Street Seaport, a small port also known as Pier 17 (Pier 17), in which aShopping and leisure center, with shops and, above all, bars and restaurants.

Views of Brooklyn from Pier 17 south of New York

This converts to Pier 17 in one of the most lively places in the late evening of southern Manhattan.

In addition to enjoying the great entertainment of its bars in the afternoon, for example during the “happy hour”, With the pints of beer at half price, you will also have good views of the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Or also take a boat to make acruise around the Brooklyn Bridge.

For example, every afternoon, at 19 or at 20 hours, it is possible to make an hour and a half cruise, which in addition to crossing the said bridge, will take you even to the vicinity of the island of the Statue of Liberty.

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