How to visit the Statue of Liberty: prices, times, duration and curiosities
The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of New York and one of the most visited attractions in the city. Inaugurated on October 28, 1886, it was a gift from France for the celebration of American independence and a sign of friendship between the two peoples.
The monument became a welcome symbol for European immigrants in search of freedom and fortune in the "New World". The statue was the first thing they saw after crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Located on a small island (Liberty Island) south of Manhattan, near the mouth of the Hudson River and Ellis Island, is one of the best known landmarks in the United States of America and around the world.
Every day it is photographed by thousands of tourists who make the tour of the bay on the ferries. The Statue of Liberty as well as being a important monument of the city of New York, has become a symbol of the United States.
Architecturally, the statue recalls the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the "seven wonders of the ancient world". In 2006 the Statue of Liberty was among the 21 finalists for the election of the "seven new wonders of the world".
It is considered much more than just a monument, as it is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, and it also represents the independence of the United States. In 1984 it was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.