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Things to see in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is also referred to as Philly and is a bit unknown as a tourist destination in the USA, despite its location halfway between New York and Washington DC which are much visited. Philadelphia played an important role in American history as it is the birthplace of the American revolution and independence. The most recognizable landmark which is dedicated to this is Liberty hall where the declaration of independence was signed. The area around Liberty hall is where most historical buildings are such as the first bank of the United states, the Merchants exchange and the carpenter's hall.

Along the Delaware river there are several monuments dedicated to the Irish immigrants and the Korean and Vietnam war. Not to be missed is Elfreth's alley, which is one of the most charming streets in the USA. One of its most famous residents is probably Rocky Balboa and although he is a fictional movie character, he has its own statue near the museum of Art. The city is quite pleasant and easy to walk around with places such as the historical city hall, liberty hall and and the Philadelphia museum of art. The road leading to this museum is a green boulevard. For a taste of culture you should try the Philly cheese steak which is well known here and served in many places. 


Philadelphia travel photo gallery

 



First bank of the United States.

First bank of the United States.

 



Merchants exchange, Philadelphia.

Merchants exchange.

 
Carpenter's hall, Philadelphia.

Carpenter's hall.

 
 

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Carpenter's hall.

Carpenter's hall.

 



Second bank of the United States.

Second bank of the United States.

 
Statue in front of Independence hall in Philadelphia.

Statue in front of Independence hall.

 



Historical building on Chestnut street.

Historical building on Chestnut street.

 
City hall, Philadelphia.

City hall.

 



The historical hall of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The historical hall.

 
Masonic temple, Philadelphia.

Masonic temple.

 
Fountain on Logan square.

Fountain on Logan square.

 
Cathedral basilica of Peter and Paul.

Cathedral basilica of Peter and Paul.

 
Franklin institute science museum.

Franklin institute science museum.

 
Logan square, Philadelphia.

Logan square.

 
Statue in front of Franklin institute science museum.

Statue in front of Franklin institute science museum.

 



Fountain at Logan square, Philadelphia.

Fountain at Logan square.

 
Franklin institute science museum.

Franklin institute science museum.

 



Philadelphia museum of Art.

Museum of Art.

 
Philadelphia city hall seen from Benjamin Franklin parkway.

City hall seen from Benjamin Franklin parkway.

 
Philadelphia museum of Art and the Washington monument on Eakins oval.

Museum of Art and the Washington monument on Eakins oval.

 
Washington monument on Eakins oval.

Washington monument on Eakins oval.

 
Statue of Rocky Balboa.

Statue of Rocky Balboa.

 



Skyline of Philadelphia.

Skyline.

 
View from the Philadelphia museum of art.

View from the museum of art.

 
Monument on Eakins oval.

Monument on Eakins oval.

 
White colored city hall of Philadelphia.

White colored city hall.

 



Neighborhood house in Philadelphia.

Neighborhood house.

 
Neighborhood house.

Neighborhood house.

 
Elfreth's alley, Philadelphia.

Elfreth's alley.

 
Historical houses of Elfreth's alley.

Historical houses of Elfreth's alley.

 
Elfreth's alley.

Elfreth's alley.

 



Benjamin Franklin bridge, Philadelphia.

Benjamin Franklin bridge.

 
The Benjamin Franklin bridge crossing the Delaware river.

The Benjamin Franklin bridge crossing the Delaware river.

 
Old red brick building, overgrown with plants.

Old red brick building, overgrown with plants.

 
Betsy Ross house.

Betsy Ross house.

 
Independence hall, Philadelphia.

Independence hall, Philadelphia.

 



Liberty bell central.

Liberty bell central.

 
The second bank of the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The second bank of the United States.

 
Historical red brick building in the old town of Philadelphia.

Historical red brick building in the old town.

 
Typical colonial architecture in Philadelphia.

Typical colonial architecture.

 



Decorated historical house.

Decorated historical house.

 



Irish memorial, Philadelphia.

Irish memorial.

 



Philadelphia Vietnam veterans memorial.

Vietnam veterans memorial.

 



Colonial house in historical Philadelphia.

Colonial house.

 
Colonial red brick houses in Society hill.

Colonial red brick houses in Society hill.

 
The blue glass roofs of One and Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia.

The blue glass roofs of One and Two Liberty Place.

 
Empire building.

Empire building.

 
Philadelphia street scene.

Street scene.

 
The tower of Philadelphia's city hall.

The tower of the city hall.

 
Two liberty place, Philadelphia.

Two liberty place.

 
Modern skyscrapers in Philadelphia's financial district.

Modern skyscrapers in the financial district.

 
Love fountain, Philadelphia.

Love fountain.

 
The front facade of the city hall of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The front facade of the city hall.

 



Modern office blocks in the financial district.

Modern office blocks in the financial district.

 
Masonic temple in Penn square, Philadelphia.

Masonic temple in Penn square.

 



Office buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Office buildings.

 
Chinatown, Philadelphia.

Chinatown.

 
Chinese arch of Philadelphia's Chinatown.

Chinese arch.

 
Colonial houses in Philadelphia's old town.

Colonial houses.

 
Philadelphia Amtrak train station.

Amtrak train station.



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