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Lugares emblemáticos en Westminster, Gran Londres

Monumento / Lugar emblemático
“Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.”
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Iglesia
“Another location with a long association with British royalty, Westminster Abbey stands on a site that's been associated with Christianity since the early 7th century. Officially known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, Westminster Abbey was founded by Edward the Confessor in 1065 as his place of interment. From his burial in 1066 until that of George II almost 700 years later, most sovereigns were not only crowned here but they were buried here, too. More recently, it's become famous as the preferred location for Royal Weddings.”
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Sitio histórico
“Among the most fascinating and evocative of London's historic sites is the perfectly preserved nerve-centre from which Prime Minister Winston Churchill directed the British military campaigns and the defence of his homeland throughout World War II. Their Spartan simplicity and cramped conditions underline the desperate position of England as the Nazi grip tightened across Europe. You'll see the tiny cubicle where Churchill slept and the improvised radio studio where he broadcast his famous wartime speeches. Simple details, such as Clementine Churchill's knitting wool marking the front lines on a map of Europe, bring the era to life as no museum could possibly do.”
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Plaza
“Stop to take pictures by the guards on horseback on the entrance to Buckingham Palace & St James' Park”
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Galería de arte
“The Queen's Gallery is a public art gallery at Buckingham Palace, home of the British monarch, in London. It exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection on a rotating basis; about 450 works are on display at any one time”
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Plaza
“When she's away at her summer palace in Scotland, visitors can purchase tickets for tours of the State Rooms, the Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews. One of the best ways to tour the palace, see the Changing of the Guard, and experience a traditional afternoon tea, is on a 4.5 hour Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Afternoon Tea. This tour is a very efficient way of seeing the highlights in a short period of time, and having a knowledgeable guide to explain the history makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable and relevant for first time visitors”
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Palace
“One of London’s oldest palaces, constructed in the 14th century and home to royalty for three centuries. Palace and house closed to the public.”
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Sitio histórico
“The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the Royal Family for State and ceremonial occasions. A visit provides an opportunity to see the Royal Household in action. For much of the year the stables are also home to the 30 Windsor Grey and Cleveland Bay horses who serve the Queen on official duty when required. Visitors can also see the Gold State Coach which is used for Coronation and State Visits, weddings and the State Opening of Parliament. As they may be on duty, undergoing training or having a well-deserved rest away from London, the horses are not always on view.”
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Plaza
“Dean's Yard is built on the site of The Elms and the former monastery farmyard. Since the 18th century there have been three rows of trees and a central green here, but the high railings surrounding it were removed in 1967. The yard now features a number of large trees, including London planes, a red horse chestnut, a tulip tree, maple and sycamore. Smaller trees include silver birches and a medlar. The surrounding buildings are in an attractive ‘collegiate' style. The site is used by Westminster School as an occasional football pitch.”
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Plaza
“Horse Guards is a large Grade I listed building in the Palladian style between Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade in London. The first Horse Guards building was built on the site of the former tiltyard of Westminster Palace in 1664. ”
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Plaza
“Horse Guards Parade in London is a parade ground near Whitehall used for royal parades and ceremonies. Every morning the ceremony of Changing of the Guard takes place at Horse Guards Parade (11:00 Monday - Saturday, 10:00 Sunday). The annual Trooping of The Colour, where the troops are presented to The Queen, takes place at Horse Guards Parade.”
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Iglesia
“An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history – the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions, including sixteen royal weddings.”
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Monumento / Lugar emblemático
Jardín
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