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Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty is the icon of New York and the United States. It is in the Liberty Island Manhattan and was a gift from the French to the Americans in 1886 with the motive of commemoration of the centennial of the Declaration of Independence.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

The sculptor was Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi , while the internal structure was diseñana copper by Gustave Eiffel .

The base of the statue is shaped Fort Wood eleven-pointed star.

The statue was built in France and was transported to the United States 350 blocks.

Already in the country, was assembled in four months.

It depicts a woman standing wearing a stole. He wears a crown of seven points symbolizing the seven continents and the seven seas where there are 25 windows and has a headband reminiscent of the Greek god Helios. On the right hand holds aloft a torch in his left hand and a tablet evoking the law with the date of independence.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

It was coated with Copper , and greenish is due to chemical reactions caused by metal salts.

The height of the statue from its base to the torch is 46.05 meters, and ground 92.99 meters .

It is USA National Monument since 1924 and since 1984 Heritage by UNESCO.

In Paris is one of the main replica , with a height 11.5 meters , is located on a small island in the Seine, the Isle of the Swans.

Location of the Statue of Liberty

Location of the Statue of Liberty

Location: Liberty Island
Time: from 9.00 to 15.30.
How to get there: You take the ferry from Battery Park which can be reached by subway to South Ferry (1) or Bowling Green (4, 5) station.
About Ellis Island , Museum of American Indian , skyscraper Museum , Wall Street .




Council to visit the Statue of Liberty

– The ferry that travels Liberty Island then for the Ellis Island , where is located the Immigration Museum , so it is advisable to go very early to visit both islands and to avoid queues.

– You can skip the queues, the Excursión Visit walk without tails and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island which starts in Midtown.

– Visit for free Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with New York Pass .

– With a through New York Freestyle Package 72 hours New York Tourist Bus , you can choose the shuttle to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island .