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Visiting Lady Liberty

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As the tourism capital of the world, New York city is home to some of the most iconic scenes from our favorite series and movies.

The city that never sleeps, who has never dreamed of strolling through the most famous streets in the world? One night or a whole life in New York City is something that many people dream off and as travel lovers we have always wanted to travel to one of our favorite cities taking the opportunity to discover the most famous corners of the city.

 

Film spots everywhere in NYC!

In New York City we can find some of the most famous scenarios such as the rooftop of the Empire State Building where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan meet in Sleepless in Seattle to start their love story, a place where others like Blair and Chuck from Gossip Girl also choose for their dates. Tower that was also chosen for the famous King Kong climb. Or the well-known Tiffany & Co jewelry store where Audrey Hepburn had breakfast.

New York is a never-ending parade of famous movie locations like the Natural History Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge, Carrie’s house in Sex and the City, the famous Central Perk coffee shop, where our best Friends met for coffee, and so many plus…

We have always wanted to visit some of our favorite spots in the movies but what we have enjoyed the most is the Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty, the scene chosen for the cover of The Day After Tomorrow, which is completely sunk due to adverse weather conditions. This location is also depicted in one of the most famous movie endings of all time, Planet of the Apes where Charlton Heston discovers that he has always been in his beloved land.

Popularly known as the “Statue of Liberty”, its real name is “Liberty illuminating the world” and it is located on New York’s Liberty Island, just 2.6 km from Manhattan. It was ordered to be sculpted as a commemorative gift from the French people on the occasion of the centenary of the Independence of the United States as a symbol of the brotherhood between both countries. The statue represents liberty in the form of a woman.

How to visit the Statue of Liberty in times of pandemic?

This year is being especially difficult for tourism due to the global pandemic situation. Last July, the New York island where the iconic Statue of Liberty is located reopened its doors with the entry into force of phase 4 of the reopening of the Big Apple, that means that many places reopen their doors but with enough limitations and restrictions. Everything is as a precaution!

Following the regulations imposed by the State of New York, the capacity of the ferries that transport tourists to the island has been reduced, the cleaning services go through the boat frequently and the use of masks is mandatory, while they are available several hydroalcoholic gel distribution points, strategically located near food and information stands.

The only way to guarantee access to the interior of the Statue of Liberty National Monument is to book tickets in advance. You can buy Tickets for the Statue of Liberty, Tickets for crown of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (Ellis Island National Immigration Museum).

At the moment, the island is accessible to observe the grandiose sculpture up close, but the museum that is a few meters away remains closed, as is the interior of the statue itself, including the pedestal and the crown of “Lady Liberty”.

Booking tickets for the Statue of Liberty

At the moment it is not allowed to visit the crown nor the pedestal although the ticket allows access to the National Monument of the Statue of Liberty.

Currently not all exhibitions due to COVID are included in the ticket, but the following can be visited:

• Liberty Island and Ellis Island grounds.

• Priority entry in the detection center queue, saving you waiting time at the departure point.

• Includes audio guides of Liberty and Ellis Island.

 

Time for changes

It is clear that nowadays traveling has a risk component due to the global crisis and pandemic situation, but it must be admitted that cities are beautiful now that they have been emptied of tourism so that you can enjoy even more the experience of visit some of the most famous places in the world without having to be constantly surrounded by large crowds of people.

Undoubtedly these are new times and we must adapt to them, but once we embrace and get used to these new security measures that are going to surround us from now on almost anywhere in the world, we will be able to enjoy again the wonders that both New York and any place in the world can offer us


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