The first thing that comes to our minds when we think of New York is the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of America, which is also one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.
The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by France for its 100th anniversary. It was built between 1884-1886. According to the alleged information, first in Egypt, which belongs to the Ottoman soil, the Suez Canal, which will connect the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, was made specially for the opening.
According to the plan, the statue would be a woman in her special clothes and would hold a torch in her hand. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, one of the famous sculptors of France, started working on the construction of the magnificent statue. Abdulaziz also paid a portion of the fee required for the construction of the statue.
But the answer to those who ask why is it in New York, not in Egypt, as most of you might guess. Ismail Pasha, who headed Egypt, said, “It is not welcome to erect such a magnificent and large statue in a Muslim country.” Later, because of the good relations between France and the United States at that time, the statue was decided to be given to America as a gift by France.Of course, a few changes were made. The statue is exactly 46 meters high. Total height 93 meters with pedestal. The seven spikes on the crown of the statue symbolize the seven continents and oceans of the world. He has a torch in his right hand and an inscription on July 4, 1776 with the date of the Declaration of Independence in his left hand.
Let’s come to our story of seeing the Statue of Liberty. One of our first plans to go to New York was to see the Statue of Liberty. Our eyes searched the statue in every landscape until we saw the Statue of Liberty closely. It’s a little hard to see. Because it looked so small. As you can see in the movies, your eyes are looking for something gigantic, but in the distance “Come on, is it so small?” You might say.
Then we had a chance to see the Battery Park on the beach even more closely. See if you can see. Yeah, there he is, right by the street lamp.
You can buy tickets for the Statue of Liberty tour in the Castle Clinton National Monument, a round and stone structure in Battery Park.
Excursion to the island is organized 2 or 3 times during the day. Along with the Statue of Liberty, you can visit Ellis Island, which was once used as a transit hub for immigrants arriving in New York.
The ticket for visiting these two places is € 20.96. We got the earliest ticket to go to the island. first, you have a view of Manhattan. Then the view of the island where the statue is located. It takes 15-20 minutes to get to the Statue of Liberty.
In fact, you can see the grandeur of the monument while passing by the most beautiful ferry. But it is also a pleasure to go to the island where it is located.
When you arrive at the island, there are people taking photos around the statue and admiring the statue. There is a certain amount of time on the island that you can take as many pictures as you want. If you wish, you can climb up a 168 step ladder from the statue to the torch. You can enjoy the view. You can lie down in the grass. Don’t forget to take lots of photos!
The Statue of Liberty has been on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List since 1984 and is visited by nearly 4 million people each year.
Have a nice trip!