Statue of Liberty. New York

No matter how many times you have seen the statue on posters, t-shirts, billboards or in the movies, seeing it up close will give you a new fresh perspective. All New York holidays itineraries should include this landmark.

The statue was created by the sculpture Bartholdi with Gustave Eiffel, and it was a gift from the French to celebrate American independence in 1886. Symbolizing Liberta-the roman goddess of freedom, it is set at the entrance in the New York harbor welcoming people coming on the sea ever since.

The statue depicts a woman with a book and a long torch. Since 1984 the statue is a Unesco World Heritage Center for being a  is a masterpiece of the human creative spirit. It symbolizes freedom, peace and democracy and it is also associated with the migration of the people to USA from the 19th to the 20th century.

You can get there by ferry and there is no tax for visiting the statue. And during a day up to 240 people are permitted access to the top. It is located on a tiny island called Liberty Island  that got its name because of the statue. 

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