The Statue of Liberty in New York is one of the most iconic images of America, often lovingly referred to as “Lady Liberty” the statue was a gift from the French government for the 100th birthday of America’s Independence. The Statue is 46.5 meters (151ft) high and together with the pedestal it reaches a height of 93 meters (305ft). You can take the staircase inside the statue and walk all the way up the 354 steps to the crown from where you have a nice view over New York City.
The crown of Lady Liberty has seven spikes, symbolizing the Seven Seas across which liberty should be spread, in her left hand she holds a tablet with the Declaration of Independence and in her right hand a torch, symbolizing Enlightenment. If you want to enter either the pedestal or the monument`s crown it is best to reserve tickets well in advance (please ask for details).
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