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The historic city of Philadelphia is located on the east coast of the USA and is one of the six largest cities in the United Cities. The city in the state of Pennsylvania is well known to many people, especially with regard to the American Declaration of Independence or the famous Rocky film series, but has much more to offer visitors.
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Philadelphia Landmarks and Sights
1. Liberty Bell
No matter whether you are interested in history or not, the Liberty Bell is a landmark that you cannot pass by in Philadelphia. This landmark is a bell that was rung on the occasion of the reading of the American Declaration of Independence. Those who want to gaze at this symbolic bell can do so at the corner of 6th Street and Market Street.

2nd Philadelphia City Hall
This building is the town hall of the city. The imposing building is located at the intersection of the two most important historic streets of the city, Broad Street and Market Street. It was built in Victorian style from 1871 to 1901. Especially the clock tower on the north side is worth seeing.

3rd Independence Hall
The Independence Hall is of course one of the most important historical buildings of the city. In this former parliament building, the Declaration of Independence was signed in the year 1776 and in the year 1787 the American Constitution was signed. Since 1979, the building has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage

4th Philadelphia Museum of Art

This museum is one of the best museums in the whole country. Art connoisseurs and art lovers will get their money's worth with more than 227,000 exhibits. American and international art is on display.

Other possible activities in and around Philadelphia
The famous writer Edgar Allen Poe lived in the city on the east coast for several years. At the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site, fans of the author can visit a brick house where the writer lived for years. Art lovers with a penchant for glass and mosaics should definitely visit the shimmering labyrinth Magic Gardens.
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If you are going to Philadelphia for Christmas, you can head to LOVE Park, actually JFK Plaza, to visit the impressive Christmas market. Adventurous movie fans should also join one of the Rocky tours on offer, and explore interesting corners of North and South Philadelphia, which served as locations for the famous film series.

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