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Excursiones de verano: Philadelphia —- Summer Excursions : Philadelphia

 Excursiones de Verano

“Philadelphia”

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Dentro de las muchas salidas que hicimos este verano, una de las más interesantes desde el punto de vista histórico fue la visita a Philadelphia, a pesar de ser una ciudad antes visitada, ésta tiene muchas cosas que ofrecer. Desde museos, plazas, arquitectura, y mucha historia, donde quiera que se mire esta la huella tangible de sucesos históricos que marcaron puntos importantes en los cimientos de este país.

Desde la parte más céntrica, que es donde se encuentra la famosa campana de la Independencia y el centro turístico de bienvenida, hasta los barrios un poco más alejados de esta zona, están a completa disponibilidad del turista.

Mi recomendación es que partas desde el centro de bienvenida “Independencia”, que es donde puedes obtener orientación gratis y conseguir boletos para entrar al museo del edificio municipal en donde se firmó la Independencia de los Estados Unidos de América, “Independence Hall”.

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Independence Visitor Center

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Además podrás visitar la Plaza llamada “Washington Square”, la biblioteca “Benjamin Franklin”, la galerías de retratos establecida en el que fuera el segundo banco nacional, los cimientos de lo que fuera la casa de Benjamin Franklin, y otras tantos edificios históricos.

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Washington Square

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Second National Bank- Gallery of Portraits

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Independence Hall

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Library Benjamin Franklin

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View of the Independence Hall

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Benjamin Franklin Museum

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Luego hacia el lado de la bahía, tienes la zona de Penn’s Landing, con un bello lugar para caminar con una briza estupenda, especial para un día de calor. Siguiente a esto encontrarás “Harbor Park”, un parque un tanto especial ya que se abre solo para la temporada de verano, en frente del homenaje a Cristóbal Colon, lo especial de este parque es que parte de él es flotante. Definitivamente algo nuevo y muy atractivo.

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Penn’s Landing

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Penn’s Landing

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Harbor Park

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Harbor Park

Sin lugar a dudas que la visita no puede ser terminada sin pasar por la zona de los bares y restaurantes, los que son muy variados, invitándote a disfrutar de una rica comida que en muchos casos es el tradicional ” Philly Cheesesteak” y una buena cerveza local.

 

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Moshulu Restaurant

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Bongo Restaurant

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English Version

Summer Excursions

Philadelphia

 

Among the many outlets that did this summer, one of the most interesting from a historical point of view it was a visit to Philadelphia, despite being a city visited before, it has many things to offer. From museums, parks, architecture, and lots of history, wherever it look the tangible traces of historical events that marked important points in the foundation of this country.
From the central part, which is where the famous bell of Independence and the tourist welcome center are, to suburbs, a little further away from this area are fully available of the tourists.
My recommendation is that start from the welcome center “Visitor Center Independence,” which is where you can get free orientation and get free tickets to the see the museum of the municipal building where the Independence of the United States of America, “Independence Hall” was signed.
Also you can visit the park called “Washington Square”, the “Benjamin Franklin” library the portrait galleries established in what was the second national bank, the foundations of what was once the home of Benjamin Franklin, and other many historical buildings.
Then to the side of the bay, you have the Penn’s Landing area, with a beautiful place to walk with great breeze special for a hot day.

Next you will find “Harbor Park,” a park a bit special because it only opens for the summer season, in front of the tribute to Christopher Columbus; the specialness of this park is that part of it is floating. Definitely something new, and attractive to see while you are there.
No doubt that the visit can’t be ended without passing through the area of bars and restaurants, which are varied, inviting you to enjoy a meal that in many cases is the traditional “Philly Cheesesteak” and good local beer.

5 comments on “Excursiones de verano: Philadelphia —- Summer Excursions : Philadelphia

  1. ghostbusterbev
    September 16, 2014

    Marcela, I haven’t personally visited Philadelphia…only knew it through Tom Hank’s movie “Philadelphia”.and because of the Philadelphia Orchestra which is world famous. It looks like a lovely historical place to visit. Your photos are amazing as always!!

    • Marcela-Paz
      September 16, 2014

      Thank you Bev, it is a really nice place for people who like history, and you will see soon, because I’m about to post another article as birthday of my blog, 3 years!!!! and you will see that I found ORBS there too !!!

    • Marcela-Paz
      September 16, 2014

      Bev, I have uploaded a new post, for the anniversary of the blog, 3 years already!!! and I’m sharing with everyone many pictures with Orbs, some of them in Philadelphia, historic places, and other around my town and home. I hope you can see it.

  2. olganm
    September 16, 2014

    Gracias Marcela. No he visitado nunca Philadelphia, aunque es una de mis asignaturas pendientes. Me lo apunto y tomo nota de tus recomendaciones.
    Thanks so much. I’m adding it to my list of places to visit with your recommendations.

    • Marcela-Paz
      September 16, 2014

      Hi Olga, yes in fact it is a pretty busy city to keep you full with activities for a couple of days. Thanks for the comment!

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