The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbour in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. Once inside the Statue of Liberty, you can explore the museum in the pedestal and then begin the climb to the crown. The climb itself is strenuous – 354 steps, equivalent to 20 stories.
Whilst an up close view of the Statue of Liberty is highly recommended for your New York Trip, if you are not bothered about going up to the top, our recommendation would be to do one of the harbour cruises to get un-interupted views, as when you are on Liberty Island at the foot of the statue, you don’t quite get the views you’d expect.
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