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We are in the southern part of Manhattan, where the first settlers' settlements were established and where today the heart of the American and world financial world is based. Here there are also the landing places of the ferries that connect the city with Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island.
This route has many time-consuming places to visit, so it's likely to take even more days for a detailed visit.

Summary sheet

Places to Visit
The skyline of the area is characterized by many skyscrapers, such as the very recent One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower or the Woolworth Building that dates back to 1913. Then there are two of the oldest churches in the city and the home of the famous New York Stock Exchange. From the small green area of Battery Park depart the ferries to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island.
The museums all have a specific theme such as that dedicated to the Indians of America, the National Museum of American Indian or the Museum of American Finance on the financial markets. There are historical ones like the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Fraunces Tavern Museum, the South Street Seaport Museum or about immigrants like the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Then there is the National September 11 Memorial Museum dedicated to the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Food & shopping
The Westfield World Trade Center, the largest shopping mall in Manhattan located within the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Then there is the South Street Seaport area with Pier 17, recently completely renovated, Century 21, a department store located near the 9/11 Memorial. To eat there are the Westfield World Trade Center, Eataly Downtown, Le District and Pier 17 that have various restaurants where to eat different specialties.
Length and Visit Time (without visits)
5 km - 1h30'-2h00'


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Subway: E (World Trade Center); R (Cortlandt St.)
It starts at the One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, where you can climb to the One World Observatory on the 100th floor of the skyscraper. Next to it is the 9/11 Memorial with the two pools built on the plants of the twin towers destroyed during the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. Here there is also the entrance to the museum 9/11 Memorial. Also in this area is the World Trade Center Transportation Hub station designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
A little further on the 3rd floor of 101 Liberty Street, at Church Street there is Eataly for a quick snack.
Now across Liberty Street, turn right onto Trinity Place, then left onto Rector St. and left again onto Broadway. Here on the left is Trinity Church, one of the oldest churches in the city. Opposite the exit is a small but famous street, Wall Street. Following it you reach Broad St. where on the left there is Federal Hall National Memorial and a little further on the Museum of American Finance. Exiting Federal Hall National Memorial, go straight south on Broad St. where on the right you can see the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Continue ahead, then right onto Beaver St. until you reach Bowling Place. On this square is the Charging Bull, a bronze sculpture by Sicilian artist Arturo Di Modica, and the National Museum of the American Indian, housed in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House.
From Bowling Place further south towards Battery Park, a small park where there is Castle Clinton and the landing of ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If you decide to visit the islands you should consider at least three hours of time.
Continuing to walk on Battery Park, keeping the bay to the right, you will first come across WW2 Memorial (East Coast) and then Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
Now head towards State St., noticing the little Our Lady of the Rosary that seems to disappear in front of the imposing skyscrapers. Now follow State St. which then becomes Water St. until you turn left onto Broad St. and then immediately right onto Pearl St. At this corner is the Fraunces Tavern Museum. Continue straight ahead on Pearl St. to Wall St. Here turn right and immediately left onto Water St. and then right onto Fulton St. Here begins the pleasant pedestrian area of South Street Seaport with various shops, restaurants and the South Street Seaport Museum. Continue along the East River to Pier 17, a recently restored restaurant complex from which you can see the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, among other things.
If you want to make a small detour on the way you can continue along the East River to the section between Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge to see these two bridges more closely.
Going back, follow Fulton St. to Broadway, where the silhouette of the Freedom Tower can be seen at the end of the street. Turn right onto Broadway and you'll see St. Paul's Chapel on your left and just past City Hall Park, which overlooks New York City Hall. On the same square are the Woolworth Building and Park Row. Now follow Centre St. in a northerly direction, keeping the City Hall to the left. Right there on the right is the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. You can decide whether to climb above and do only a short distance or follow the itinerary dedicated to him.
Continue on Centre St. to nearby Foley Sq., where you will find the United State Court House and New York County Court House.
This is where the Downtown route ends.
Subway: J, Z (Chamber St.), 4, 5, 6 (Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall)

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