11 Reasons Why Philadelphia Was Named America's First World Heritage City

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by Katie Scott Aiton Nov 10, 2015

As of November the 6, the City of Philadelphia has been named the first World Heritage City in the United States. Taking place alongside the likes of Rome, Paris, Cairo, and Quebec, Philadelphia is now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. From the world-famous urban architecture to the street culture, parks, and gardens, these are her highlights:

1. Center City

Heart of Philadelphia by K S on 500px.com


2. Japanese Garden of Fairmont Park


cherrys by Todd Wall on 500px.com 

3. The Avenue of the Arts

Avenue Of the Arts by Víctor Fernández on 500px.com


4. Boathouse Row, a historic site located on the East bank of the Schuylkill River


Boathouse Row by Eduard Moldoveanu on 500px.com 

5. Ben Franklin Bridge

Ben Franklin bridge by Mihai Andritoiu on 500px.com


6. Northern Liberties

NoLibs, Philadelphia by Darren LoPrinzi on 500px.com 

7. Philadelphia Skyline seen from Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Eastbound encounter by Eduard Moldoveanu on 500px.com


8. Logan Circle at night


Fountain of truth by Rh yan on 500px.com 

9. Independence Hall

Independence Hall by Myles Bluesun on 500px.com


10. Eakins Oval, Monument Fountain, Museum of Art


11. Sunrise over downtown

Good morning Philadelphia by K S on 500px.com


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