Only 150 kilometers from New York, the historic city of Philadelphia is often eclipsed by the Big Apple, and many travelers exclude it from its list of essential destinations on the East Coast of the United States. An error, therefore, seen closely, the so-called city of fraternal love is charming, exciting and perfectly illustrates the other side of this region of the country.
For the Americans, it is the cradle of the government since it was here that in 1776 the founding fathers of the fatherland signed the Declaration of Independence.
History overflows through many corners of the city (the freedom bell, Benjamin Franklin's office) and since the oldest buildings in Philadelphia are so well preserved,
It is easier to know the foundational history of the country and the birth of its democracy here that in the not distant Washington DC.
History Of The Country
Beautiful and comfortable to explore, Philadelphia invites you to explore its elegant squares and alleys to immerse yourself in the history of the country, with neighborhoods ranging high for the average cost of home remodeling.
The Historic Mile
In its beginnings, Philadelphia was much more important than Washington, Boston or New York: it was the second largest city of the British Empire after London, but also the one that later, together with the capital of Massachusetts, unleashed its fall. From the beginning of the War of Independence until 1790 (the year in which the city of Washington was founded), it was the capital of the new nation.
The Bell Of Freedom
The Liberty Bell Center is one of the essential visits. In fact, it is a wrapper for one of the significant symbols of the city (and the country): a glass-walled building that houses the Bell of Liberty, emblem of the history of Philadelphia, before which tourists queue. The bell was forged in 1751 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Constitution. He settled in Independence Hall and rang with the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776.
The Cradle Of American Democracy
Independence Hall, "the birthplace of the United States government," is not very high. It was a modest Quaker building where the delegates of the 13 colonies met to approve the Declaration of Independence of 1776. It can be seen for free in the Congress Hall, where the Congress was held when Philadelphia was still the capital of the country.