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    Gulliver's Gate: New York's little miniature world

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    Lluis Enric Mayans
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    Have you ever wanted to look at the world from above to see even the smallest details or wander through the great monuments of the history of humanity without the slightest effort? He thought about giving shape to this desire Gulliver's Gate, a real miniature world in the Times Square area of ​​New York.

    Let's find out what it is and how to visit it.


    Index


    • What is Gulliver's Gate
    • Where is it and how to get there
    • To see
      • New York
      • Asia
      • Europe
      • Latin america
    • Tickets, entrance times and duration of the visit
    • Where to sleep in the area

    What is Gulliver's Gate

    As the name suggests, Gulliver's Gate is an experience that allows you to enter Lilliputian worlds, dominating all the most iconic points of interest from above, but not only. Miniature reality inserted in an interactive context thanks to which you can virtually visit (and admire) regions, metropolises, geographical areas.

    Without forgetting the possibility of scanning, thanks to 3D technology, one's own person, thus creating a mini-copy of oneself. To take home as a souvenir, or to leave on site as a new resident of Gulliver's Gate. To you the choice.

    Where is it and how to get there

    Gulliver's Gate is located in the heart of Times Square, at 216 West 44th Street, New York City, between 7th and 8th Avenues. To reach the attraction, the useful stops are:

    • Times Square/42nd Street, reachable by metro lines N, Q, R, A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7
    • 49 Street, reachable by metro lines N, Q, R, W
    • 42nd Street/Bryant Park, reachable by metro lines B, D, F, M

    To see

    Over 25 cities, 5 continents, places that have made and continue to make the cultural history of the world. At Gulliver's Gate, visitors have the opportunity to travel thousands of miles, north to south, east to west, in just 1 hours. The attraction, suitable for everyone, is a perfect and fascinating reconstruction of the most iconic locations on our planet which is spread over an area of ​​over 4.600 square meters.



    New York

    In the interactive miniature museum, exploration starts right from New York. The painstaking work carried out to reproduce not only the most famous landmarks of the metropolis, but also everything that makes it an "always busy" city: from the streets crowded with passers-by to cars, from metro trains to the inevitable skyscrapers, to hotels .

    Among the highly recognizable and perfectly reconstructed hot-spots are the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, the dock for ferries to Staten Island and the immense green lung of New York, the multi-celebrated Central Park. Not only perfect models, but also almost maniacal details, such as the tightrope walker who performs inside Grand Central Station or the firefighters who rejoice after saving a kitten who ventured into the top of a tree. Or an artist who paints graffiti on a wall and a thief intent on breaking into a safe. Scenes of common, real life, which give the model an even more magical and true imprint.

    Asia

    Another stop at Gulliver's Gate is Asia, a combination of breathtaking natural landscapes, mysterious buildings from a thousand and one nights, contemporary architecture. The exploration begins with one of the most famous and celebrated icons: the Taj Mahal. Mausoleum located in Agra, a city in India, is of rare beauty and leaves you enchanted and speechless, also for the love story it tells. Thanks to a skilful work not only of reconstruction, but of study of the lights, admiring it you will be able to experience for yourself the magic of the chromatic shades that change according to the light of day that is reflected on its stones.


    The same incredible magic that you witness when you are faced with it in reality. From India, the journey to Singapore and Cambodia is short. A few steps cover hundreds of kilometers and project opposite realities: from the modernity of the multi-ethnic island to the rural tradition of a kingdom of fascinating contrasts. Walking in the Asian continent, then, he will also arrive in Malaysia, with its splendid ones Petronas Towers, emblem of the destination, passing through Mount Fuji. To the careful eye it is suggested to scrutinize the Japanese landscape: hidden between a skyscraper and the bend of a river it will also be possible to find some Pokémon. Continuing the journey on Asian soil, he arrives in China.


    Here the reconstruction of the great Wall and the Forbidden City arouse astonishment for the artisan ability to recreate, in the smallest details, grandeur, history and millenary culture. The Imperial Palace, home of the Ming and Qing dynasties, accurately reports the 980 buildings that make up the royal structure and you can also see miniatures of the emperors, their families and staff serving at that time. The reproduction of the Great Wall re-proposes the amazement of the real work of human ingenuity as well as the same, fascinating natural context.

    Equally enchanting is the reconstruction of the picturesque Guilin city. Set in a fairytale landscape, between rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and rivers, Guilin is presented in detail, with its busy streets, colorful restaurants that follow one another along the main road and the famous Hill with the Elephant's Trunk, one of the emblems of the city.


    Europe

    Europe is proposed following, alas, also several clichés that dominate the American people. However, for an observer who plays at home, there are so many details that will make the visit enjoyable. Starting from the phenomenon ofNorthern Lights, passing through the Colossus of Rhodes and Mount Olympus, on which the reproduction of Zeus stands out, perched on a cloud and visible only if it is activated by pressing a specific button.

    Spain is told, architectural beauties aside, also for the stories and legends of Don Quixote of La Mancha, reproduced in a vain attempt to fight and defeat his personal windmills. A short distance away, from Spain we moved to Switzerland where, between green hills and a few cows, CERN peeps out, described here above all for the Great Hadrons Collider and a hydroelectric power station.


    The Coliseum and the Tower of Pisa, the Matterhorn and the Dolomites. And then again Austria, with the Danube Tower, the Berlin Wall, Russia with dog sleds, snow and the Winter Palace. Looking closely at the Russian landscape, be sure to spot bears and tigers, as well as the legendary Baba Yaga.

    Latin america

    Finishing the exploration we arrive in Latin America, a land of millenary beauties and legends, history and culture. Here, among the unmissable hot-spots, the Mexican pyramid of Kukulkan (El Castillo), Tierra del Fuego with the Strait of Magellan (and a pirate ship that plies its seas), volcanoes and even the carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro.

    Finally, many legendary characters positioned here and there at Gulliver's Gate, which will delight the little ones: from Mary Poppins to Peter Pan, from Ninja Turtles to Batman and Spiderman.

    Tickets, entrance times and duration of the visit

    Gulliver's Gate is open every day from 10am to 20pm, with last entry available one hour before closing. The entrance ticket costs $ 36 for adults, $ 27 for children aged 4 to 12, while admission is free for children up to 3 years of age. Adults over 65 pay $ 27. To visit the attraction well, it is necessary to estimate a visit time of about an hour and a half.

    More info on tickets

    Finally, I point out that the entrance to Gulliver's Gate is included in the following passes:

    • New York Explorer Pass
    • Build Your Own

    I remind you that to check which attractions are included in the various passes available for NY you can use our specially created application, the comparapass, which you can find in our guide on which pass to choose for New York.

    Where to sleep in the area

    If you want to stay close to Gulliver's Gate you can read our tips on the Times Square area in the guide on where to sleep in New York. Or click on the link below to get a complete overview of all the hotels in the surrounding area.

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