The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York. The Statue was a gift from the people of France to the United States and was designed by Frederic Aguste Bartholdi. The famous statue represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and tabula ansata which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 and then became the famous landmark of New York City.
The weather was not ideal the time we went there, it was gloomy, cold and a bit of showers, but it did not stop us from visiting the place. Who can afford afford to miss a visit to this famous Lady Liberty while touring New York City (nobody!)? The 15-minute ferry ride will give you the full view of the Liberty Island and the skyline of the Manhattan on the other side. It was just another surreal experience as we got closer to the island and every moment was just unbelievable – thinking that we only used to see this famous lady in books and movies before. Minutes were spent just staring and admiring its history.
Crossing this off from my bucket list!
- Go and see Statue of Liberty
How to get there:
From New York City, go to Battery Park and buy ticket which cost $18 (Boat ride to Liberty Island and Ellis Island). Expect long queues on the ticket booth! It took us 2.5 hours to get the tickets, so it’s better to buy it ahead or arrive early. From Battery Park, you’ll ride a ferry that will bring you to the Island. Ferry ride takes 10-15 minutes to the Liberty Island.