Few cities in the United States can boast of having corners loaded with history, of great relevance and significance as the largest city in the State of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Known for being the germ of the nation, being the headquarters where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the country was signed, this city located on the east coast, halfway between the great New York and Washington DC, is a visit A must for Americans.
It is considered the cultural capital of the country, due to the high concentration of museums and the huge amount of cultural events that are scheduled throughout the year. It is a recommended stop for all tourists who love culture, rich historical heritage and of course, its cuisine. Visiting the city involves trying its tasty and typical sandwich, The Hoagie; with sausage, lettuce, pickles, tomato, etc. Cheesesteak is another typical sandwich, based on melted cheese and meat.
In this city there are some obligatory stops, present in every free walking tour in Philadelphia worth its salt. The first of these is undoubtedly the Independence Hall, since it is where the independence - and later Constitution - of the nation against the British Empire is signed in 1776. The Liberty Bell is another iconic visit, for its meaning in the fight against slavery. Other points such as the great City Hall, or Elfreth’s Alley in the old part of the city, it is possible to know the oldest buildings in the country, of great beauty and very well preserved. Museums such as The Barnes Foundation, the Museum of Art, the American Revolution, the Benjamin Franklin, the Mutter Museum - medical museum - are just some of the most interesting in the city; a wide cultural offer that takes several days to be able to enjoy and complete it properly. Other interesting visits are the Reading Market Terminal, the mythical stairs of the Rocky movie, or the Wells Fargo Center, where you can enjoy a good game of the NBA.
Given the huge cultural and leisure offer in the city, it is best to choose one of the free tours in Philadelphia, as an excellent alternative to the traditional routes around the city. An interesting way to get to know the essential places to see the city of Pennsylvania.