Top Historic Sights in New York, United States

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, United States
1870

Times Square

New York, United States
1904

Empire State Building

New York, United States
1930-1931

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

New York, United States
2011

The Museum of Modern Art

New York, United States
1929

St. Patrick's Cathedral

New York, United States
1858

Plaza Hotel

New York, United States
1905-1907

Flatiron Building

New York, United States
1902

Trinity Church

New York, United States
1839-1846

New York Stock Exchange Building

New York, United States
1901

African Burial Ground National Monument

New York, United States
2010

Statue of Liberty

New York, United States
1886

American Stock Exchange Building

New York, United States
1921

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

New York, United States
1982

Brooklyn Bridge

New York, United States
1869-1883

St. Paul's Chapel

New York, United States
1764-1766

New York City Hall

New York, United States
1803-1812

Cleopatra's Needle

New York, United States
1881

Chrysler Building

New York, United States
1930

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

New York, United States
1937

Grace Church

New York, United States
1843-1846

United States Lightship Ambrose

New York, United States
1907

Carnegie Hall

New York, United States
1889-1891

Low Memorial Library

New York, United States
1895-1897

69th Regiment Armory

New York, United States
1904-1906

Seventh Regiment Armory

New York, United States
1880

Andrew Carnegie Mansion

New York, United States
1899-1902

Museum of the City of New York

New York, United States
1923

Episcopal Church of the Ascension

New York, United States
1840-1841

Daily News Building

New York, United States
1928-1930

Central Synagogue

New York, United States
1870-1872

Chester A. Arthur Home

New York, United States
19th century

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church

New York, United States
1847

Fort Jay

New York, United States
1794

St. George's Episcopal Church

New York, United States
1846

Lorillard Snuff Mill

New York, United States
1840

Green-Wood Cemetery

New York, United States
1838

Sailors' Snug Harbor

New York, United States
1833

Voorlezer's House

New York, United States
1760s

Louis Armstrong House

New York, United States
1910

Woodlawn Cemetery

New York, United States
1863

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

The Church of the Holy Cross

The church of the former Franciscan monastery was built probably between 1515 and 1520. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Rauma. The church stands by the small stream of Raumanjoki (Rauma river).

The exact age of the Church of the Holy Cross is unknown, but it was built to serve as the monastery church of the Rauma Franciscan Friary. The monastery had been established in the early 15th century and a wooden church was built on this location around the year 1420.

The Church of the Holy Cross served the monastery until 1538, when it was abandoned for a hundred years as the Franciscan friary was disbanded in the Swedish Reformation. The church was re-established as a Lutheran church in 1640, when the nearby Church of the Holy Trinity was destroyed by fire.

The choir of the two-aisle grey granite church features medieval murals and frescoes. The white steeple of the church was built in 1816 and has served as a landmark for seafarers.