Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The city is located in the North Eastern United States along the Delware and Schuylkill River. Philadelphia is also known as Philly and The City of Brotherly Love.
Philadelphia is a great blend of architecture, history, culture, business, attractions, arts and community in all together making it the most lively and dynamic city of the nation. Philadelphia has also become a leading tourist destination as well and the city has lot to discover.
Some of the renowned tourist destinations are:
- Independence Hall: The Independence Hall is the most significant and imperative historical landmarks in United States. Independence Hall was originally known as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania and its construction was started in 1732 and was built on the outskirts of the city.
- Liberty Bell: The Liberty Bell is one of the key and essential symbols of the America’s struggle for independence at the end of the 18th century. The crackled bell occupies a separate pavilion at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia. The tourists can visit and there is no entry fees charged on the same. The bell was ordered in 1751 by the Pennsylvania Assembly. The bell was cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London and arrived in Philadelphia in September 1752.
- City Hall: Philadelphia’s City Hall is the largest, tallest and also the most expensive of rest of the city halls in the United States. It was William Penn who planned for the Center Square in Philadelphia, the largest of five rectangular squares. Sooner the population started moving westwards and the need for larger city hall became imminent and soon the Center Square was renamed as William Penn to honor the city founder William Penn.
- Museum of Art: The Museum of Art in Philadelphia is one of the largest country museums. It has a collection of some 300,000 works of art covers varied artistic areas. The works on display include photographs, paintings, tapestry, carpets, sculpture, armory, ceramics and furniture. Some galleries also include a complete historic site such as Buddhist Temple. The paintings collection includes work from famous and very well-known artists like Picasso, Van Gogh, Rubens and Renoir. The Museum is situated on a hill at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway which provides a perfect panorama for its wide avenue.
Ideal time to visit Philadelphia
The best suitable time to visit Philadelphia is during summers. Philadelphia receives maximum tourist during the month of June to August and December to February are the off season while March to May and September to November are the shoulder seasons.
Originally posted 2013-02-14 02:23:38.