Cleveland divides into two parts the river with the old Indian name Cuyahoga. Accordingly, it is customary to divide areas of the city into eastern and western. In addition, there is a second division along the cardinal points, depending on whether the quarter is close to the lake shore.
The historic center of the city – Public Square, near which you can see the three main urban high-rises. The most attractive buildings from the tourist point of view are located on this square: an ancient old stone church and a war memorial to soldiers of land and sea military forces. The central quarter, the so-called Civic Center, is located north of Public Square.
it is there that the City Hall and other administrative institutions are located. In addition, the Civic Center is distinguished by an abundance of greenery and a vast park area. The popular city park Cleveland Mall is so large that it is conventionally divided into three parts: A, B, C.
Going a little further to the north, the guests of the city fall into the Northern Coastal District. The main attraction here, apart from the huge city stadium, is the museum and scientific center of the Great Lakes. Another interesting museum in the same area of the city is the huge beautiful steamer “William J. The USS Cod submarine, one of the Second World War combat submarines, is moored nearby.
3 Things to Do in Cleveland:
To see a huge seal-monument of red color, which bears the name “Free stemp”.
Visit one of the most touching museums in the city – the Victorian Museum of Christmas History, opened in 2004 and dedicated to the same-name film by Ralph Parker in 1983
Spend at least a few hours visiting the original ethnic areas of the city – Little Italy, Slavic Village and Tremont.
Those who are not used to correlating Cleveland’s name with art will be surprised by the abundance of world-class cultural institutions in the city. For example, here in the Theater district there is a huge theater complex “Playhouse Square Center”, the second largest in the country.
For fans of classical musical culture in Cleveland, it will be interesting to get to the “Timens Hall”, which is in the University District, a concert venue where the famous city symphony orchestra is based. It was created in 1918 and today it is included in the “Great Five” of the country’s symphony orchestras (on a par with New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston).
Almost obligatory for visiting any true music lover and fan of the era of the 50s. considered to be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is both a museum and a concert venue, which occupies a futuristic multi-tiered building, designed by the famous Chinese architect Yeo Min Pei. The Hall of Fame was opened in the late 80s, and then the members of the club were admitted by a breathtakingly brilliant group of names: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown.
Since then, the club annually replenishes new names: one of the conditions for getting here is the following rule: since the release of the first single, the artist must pass at least a quarter of a century. And now it does not even matter how much the style of a particular team or artist is close to true rock and roll. So, in 2014, Nirvana was added to the Hall of Fame.
On the one hand, it is difficult to consider Cleveland the US gastronomic capital. On the other – the city is actively fighting for this title. Famous chef Michael Simon and food reporter Michael Roelman live and work here. And in 2008, the Chicago Tribune advertised Cleveland as a “hot new product – a city for lunch.”
Moreover, the explosive cocktail of cultures and nationalities led to the formation of several separate and colorful culinary enclaves here. For example, in “Little Italy”, in the University District, there live ethnic Latins, and this area is, for obvious reasons, considered the most “tasty” in the city. Be sure to visit the Prestiz bakery at the corner of Mayfield and Coltman (by the way, there are many art galleries and boutiques here).
The Slavic Village founded in the area of Fleet Avenue and Broadway, founded by people from central Europe, competes with it. Basically, Czechs and Poles settled there, so here you can eat the dumplings and baked goods familiar to the Russian people from the heart (and at the same time admire the amazing Catholic Church of St. Stanislav).
The city boasts several special foods and specialties.
Cleveland is quite large, and it is difficult to say where the city ends, and its surroundings begin. In particular, the so-called University District — where most of Cleveland’s medical, academic, and educational institutions are concentrated — is located approximately eight kilometers from the city. It is primarily interesting museum of natural history, founded in 1920 as a base for scientific research.
Visitors to the museum can admire a number of truly impressive exhibits: this is a model of a stegosaurus, made on a scale of 1: 1, and a huge collection of skeletons of people and apes. There is a planetarium near the museum where you can see old astronomical devices.
Also in the University District is the Museum of Art, one of the most upscale in North America. Moreover, you can visit the permanent exhibition of the museum for free. It includes collections of North American art before colonization, as well as the European Middle Ages and the art of the once colonial countries of India and Asia. In addition, in the University District there is a city botanical garden, in the greenhouse of which the Costa Rican rain forest is recreated.