The statue of Liberty
The statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is 46.5 meters high and weighs more than 225 tons, it was a gift from the French to the United States in 1886 to commemorate 100 years of its independence.
One of the most relevant data is that the internal steel structure was designed by the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the same as the Tower of Paris (you will notice the similarity of the internal structure with the Eiffel Tower).
Since it was inaugurated, the Statue of Liberty has become the symbol of the United States. It was the first sight the immigrant boats arriving in New York harbor had.
Its original objective was to become the icon of the freedom of the peoples and it has been fulfilled, since it is one of the places in all of America that is most visited.
If you visit the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, you will be surprised to come across the memorial to Giovanni Battista Niccolini, poet and hero of the Italian homeland.
The similarity of the statue of the monument -La Libertad de la Poesía de Pío Fendi- with the Statue of Liberty is evident. She is considered the forerunner of her New York cousin.
The Sisters in Liberty exhibit was held between October 2019 and April 2020 at the Ellis Island Immigrant Museum.
The Statue of Liberty is one of New York’s most famous landmarks, which you can see for free from the Staten Island Ferry.
But you can also go up to the crown, for this you have to buy tickets several months in advance, since they have few places and they fly.
The only way to get to the island is by the official Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Ferry, no other boats are allowed to dock there (there are tour operators that offer quotas on the official ferries, a great solution when tickets are tight). sold out).
The ferry leaves from Battery Park in New York Harbor, at the southern tip of Manhattan.
The best way to get there is by tube (Bowling Green station, lines 4 or 5).
Tickets can be purchased at the box office inside Castle Clinton located in Battery Park, a former military building that protected New York Harbor.
There are very few daily tickets with access to the pedestal and even fewer to climb the crown of the statue. That is why it is essential that you buy them online months before at www.statuecruises.com, the official supplier to visit the Statue of Liberty.
When buying tickets at Statue Cruises, there are 3 options:
- Ferry trip to the island. This is the “Reserve Ticket” option on the official website, which allows you to visit the island and the surroundings of the Statue, and also get off at Ellis Island, where you can learn about the history of immigration in New York.
- Ferry trip to the island + access to the pedestal of the statue This is the “Pedestal Reserve Ticket” option on the official page, this allows you to tour the island and enter the pedestal of the Statue. On the pedestal you will visit a museum dedicated to the history of its construction of the monument, with life-size replicas of the face, the foot and the torch, among other objects. Access to the interior of the statue is restricted to a few daily quotas, which is why you must buy your ticket well in advance. Stop at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is also included.
- Ferry trip to the island + access to the pedestal and the crown of the statue, this option «Crown Reserve Ticket» on the official page, is the most sought-after ticket and one of the first to sell out, since it allows you to go up to the viewpoint of the Statue in the crown.
It is the dream of everyone who travels to New York for the first time, and the only way to achieve it is by reserving months before, since the quotas are even less than for the pedestal. Access to the pedestal and a visit to Ellis Island are also included in this ticket.
When you buy your tickets with access to the monument and the crown included, you must pick them up at the box office inside Castle Clinton (“Will Call Tickets” window).
Do not forget that step, that without those tickets you will not be able to upload.
This procedure must be done by the person who bought the tickets presenting a valid identification and the card with which the transaction was made.
New York’s most popular tourist discount cards already include travel on the Statue Cruises ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
If you really want to climb the crown, you’ll need to purchase full admission with Statue Cruises several months in advance.
To visit Statue Island using your tourist passes, you must redeem your tickets at the Castle Clinton ticket office. There is a special line for cards, quite fast and well marked.
It is very important to carry out this step before queuing to board the ferry, without the tickets that will be given to you at the ticket office you will not be able to board the boat.
If you have already been to Liberty Island or if you want to take photos of the Statue of Liberty from a privileged perspective, there are several ways to do it.
There are three boat tours -even free- that will take you close to the Statue. One of them is a 2-hour boat ride that will bring you closer to the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks such as the famous New York Bridges, which you will sail under.
If you’re traveling in the summer it’s a great experience to sail on the South Street Seaport Museum’s historic Schooner Pioneer sailing ship.
During the journey, they will help the crew hoist the sails and will have the unique opportunity to see the Statue of Liberty up close, as well as the Manhattan skyline, accompanied by the noise of the wind, the song of the seagulls and the buzz of the city. background.
The great tip to photograph and see the statue of liberty for free is to travel on the Ferry to Staten Island. This boat is free and passes very close to the island allowing you to photograph it and also enjoy the New York skyline.
The ferry to Staten Island leaves every half hour from a modern port located steps from the pier for Liberty Island, you can even walk there.
The Bowling Green station on lines 4 or 5 or the South Ferry station on subway line 1 are the most convenient accesses.
Once inside the ferry, try to locate a good position in the exterior corridors and have your camera in hand.
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