Presentation of the destination
Savannah is located on the Atlantic coast of the United States and belongs to the state of Georgia, in the south of the country. The city was founded in the 18th century by the Scots and is the most important maritime port in the state and the third most populous city, with 131,500 inhabitants. Many experts consider that Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, with a great cultural heritage praised by the excellent urban planning of the city and the many squares and parks that it has. The climate in Savannah is considered to be subtropical, although the nearness of the ocean makes the temperatures milder. The average temperatures oscillate between 9 degrees Celsius in January and 27 degrees during the month of June. The summer months are the rainiest of the year. Savannah is in the GMT-5 time zone, the currency the euro.
Points of interests / things to see
The Cathedral of Savannah, consecrated in honor of Saint John the Baptist, belongs to the Catholic Church and was founded in the 18th century by a colony of French immigrants. After some uncertain beginnings for the prohibition of practicing Catholicism in the United States and several buildings in other parts of the city, the church was finally built in the old part of the city. Nowadays it is preserved in all its splendor and is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Savannah. To this beauty the beautiful windows of the windows, 81 in total, that flood the interior, contribute without a doubt. with light colors. The stained-glass windows are arranged in chronological order and tell the story of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, and each of the panels was made in Austria by master glassmakers from Innsbruck. The stained-glass windows were added to the building after the restoration of 1904. The impressive Carrara marble altar weighing over 4 tons is another of the cathedral's great attractions, and on the façade Two Gothic style needles stand out that seem to get lost in the sky. Address: 222 E Harris Street, Savannah, United States. Telephone: +1 912 233 470 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.savannahcathedral.org/
The imposing building built in neoclassical style is an old mansion that belonged to the Telfair family that welcomes us with five large statues and four columns of Corinthian style. From the first years of the 19th century the building became a museum in which a journey through the history, customs and art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries takes place. The permanent collection of the museum presents around 4,500 pieces of art from America and Europe, mainly paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. Among the most important pieces we can point out some examples of American impressionism and the Ashcan realist school. Among the most successful artists in the collection are Frederick Frieseke, Robert Henri and George Luks. Part of the collection is in the Telfair mansion, but two other buildings - Owen-Thomas House and Jepson Center - present the rest of the collection. It is possible to buy tickets for the three museums at a cheaper price than the individual entrance. It is important to keep in mind that photographs can not be taken inside the building. Address: 121 Barnard Street, Savannah, United States. Hours: MS 10: 00-17: 00, D 13: 00-17: 00, L 12: 00-17: 00 Price: 12 dollars Phone: +1 912 790 8800 Website: http://www.telfair.org/
The colonial cemetery was built around the year 1750 and is today a sample of the way things were done in the colonial era. In its beginnings it was an Anglican cemetery, for the faithful of the church of Christ, but the extension of 1789 allowed people from other confessions to be buried in the cemetery. The tour of the cemetery allows to distinguish some significant marks in the tombs of illustrious citizens, such as Button Gwinnett, and in those of those who died in a duel. The cemetery pays special attention to these dead since in the period between 1740 and 1877 this was one of the main causes of death of the men of Savannah, in what was known as the Age of Duels. The cemetery was closed when the civil war began, so that no Confederate soldier is buried in it. The cemetery played, however, an important role during the war, since during the occupation of the city by the unionist army, the soldiers used it as headquarters and many of the inhabitants of Savannah assure that some of the tombs disappeared at that time, although there are no documents to prove it. Bold ones can perform the ghost tour of the cemetery, which takes place at night. Address: 201 Abercorn Street, Savannah, United States. Hours: LV 8: 00- 20:00
The Savannah Civil War Monument, built in 1879, is actually a monument in honor of the Confederate Army, in fact it is one of the largest monuments erected in honor of those who fought to defend the interests of the South. The monument was built in memory of war veterans and all those who died during the war. The central figure of the monument is a statue representing a soldier dressed in a Confederate uniform looking north. At the time of the Civil War it was usual to place the statues with this orientation, looking at the enemy. The base on which the statue is located is of stone of Nova Scotia in which the image of a widow afflicted under a willow and surrounded by four angels has been carved. In the enclosure, surrounded by a fence , are also the busts of two war heroes of Savannah: Major General Lafayette McLaws and Brigadier General Francis S. Bartow. In the southern part of the enclosure there is also a monument in memory of all the inhabitants of Georgia who died in the war of 1812. Address: Forsyth Park, Savannah, United States.
The squares of Savannah are very important in the urban structure of the city and are often referred to as the crown jewels. There are many that can be covered, all with their characteristics and special beauty. If you have enough time it is advisable to visit all of them one by one, but we will talk about a selection for those who do not have too much time for the visit. Johnson Square is the first of the squares of Savannah, built in 1733. It is located in the center of the city, in the historic district and is one of the most active. In the center is an obelisk in memory of Nathanael Greene, a revolutionary hero of the war in Haiti. Greene Square takes its name from the revolutionary hero Nathanael Greene who, despite being buried in Johnson Square He has another memory in this square that bears his name. The square is mainly a landscaped place with lawn and large oaks, surrounded by old mansions. Franklin Square was inaugurated the year Benjamin Franklin died. In the center of this square is a monument in memory of the volunteers who fought in the war in Haiti.
Despite the great cultural legacy and the large number of historic buildings that can be enjoyed in Savannah, do not forget its proximity to the sea and beaches that can be enjoyed almost all year round. At 29 kilometers from Savannah you will find the beach of Tybee Island, long stretches of fine white sand next to the Atlantic Ocean. Nature and culture are mixed on the island, you can enjoy pelicans, crabs and dolphins next to the lighthouse and museums. The journey between Savannah and the coast takes about 20 minutes.
The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge has 118 square kilometers of extension and occupies land in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. The refuge extends by varied landscapes and with different characteristics since it goes from the mountain in the west to the ocean in the east. Its main attraction is its varied flora and fauna. Migratory birds take refuge here in the winter months and you can enjoy ñades and more than ten different varieties of ducks. Savannah has to travel 21 kilometers on US 17N. Address: 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, United States.
At 170 kilometers from Savannah is Charleston, one of the best cities to walk in the United States. In Charleston you can enjoy historic mansions, colorful streets and parks with trees. For those who want to imagine the past, you can tour the city in a horse-drawn carriage. The historical center is the point of greatest interest, but we must not forget Middleton Place, a beautiful garden of the 18th century, the House of Nathaniel Russell built in 1808 and the pier known as The Battery. To move from Savannah must take I 95N.
As in most of the large cities of the southern United States, Augusta allows you to go through its history with a simple walk through its streets. On the tour of Augusta you can visit the childhood home of Woodrow Wilson, the Sacred Heart Church and the city canal, around the Savannah River. For golf lovers it will be interesting to visit the field where the prestigious Augusta masters are held every year. Augusta is located 216 kilometers from Savannha, to get there you have to take the I 16W road until Statesboro and later the US 25N.
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How to get there ?
By plane: the city of Savannah has an airport, it is 16 kilometers away and the American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways airlines operate there. The flights that arrive to Savannah are domestic flights from Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Philadelphia, Newark, New York, Boston and Washington, so to arrive from any other country it will be necessary to make a Transfers in any of these cities. The buses of the CAT company carry out the transport between the airport and the city. The single ticket costs $ 1.50. CAT: http://www.catchacat.org/ By road: roads I16, I95, I80 and US17 connect with the places close and connect with other routes to access more distant places. By bus: the Greyhound buses communicate Savannah by road, but the most usual thing is to have to make many transfers and that the trip be very long For example, the journey to Augusta takes almost 7 hours of travel. Greyhound: http://www.greyhound.com/ By train: the Amtrak company manages the railway transport in Savannah. The trip to Charleston, for example, takes 1 hour and 20 minutes and costs 26 dollars. Amtrak: http://www.amtrak.com/ In the city: the CAT company takes care of these transports. There is a daily pass for 3 dollars, for 7 days for 16 dollars or a bonus of 10 trips for 15 dollars.
Savannah city hall
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