New York City’s newest attraction: Gulliver’s Gate and the amazing city miniatures
In early May, New York got a new incredible attraction, that probably will become unmissable in the itinerary of anyone visiting the city for the first time – or of those that already visited the Big Apple and are coming back. Gulliver’s Gate is located in Times Square and is an attraction that will appeal to people of all ages, from children to adults. And why is the place so incredible? Simple: it reproduces cities and scenery from various parts of the planet in miniature. They are landscapes of 50 countries in 1:87 scale, divided into 5 sectors: Metropolis (a mini-New York), Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Russia. Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Rome are just some of the many cities that have landscapes reproduced there. When I heard about the opening, I was super curious to check it out. We were there on Monday, Memorial Day, and did not want to wait another day to tell you all the details. Contrary to what I thought, this is a permanent attraction, and it will certainly become a classic here in the city. You can check all the details below and in the video at the end of the post (it’s in Portuguese, but you can check out the images)
Obviously, New York has a special place here: it is the most pictured city at Gulliver’s Gate, with several famous points, such as Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, 9/11 Memorial, High Line Park and much more. What’s most impressive are the details: the subway, the people at the station, the ambulances and even Macy’s Parade. Everything comes to life. Six teams worked for one year to complete the project, which cost $ 40 million. Space has 4,500 square meters.
When you buy your ticket, you get a key, which is used to interact with the exhibition. By using it at the points around the exhibits, the cities come to life. It has since animal noises, until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Famous sights and other scenes that remained for the story – like the Beatles’ pedestrian walk in London – are portrayed in the smallest details. We spent two hours inside watching everything and I got out of there enchanted. I highly recommend. I was able to fondly remember the places I have visited – and to be dying to explore this world!
Tickets for the attraction cost $36 (adults – 13-64), $27 (children and seniors – 3 to 12 years old / 65 and over). You can buy it at the place or online.
Address: 216 W 44th St – Times Square.