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City Hall

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The Barnes Foundation

Both are recommended by professional reviewers. On balance, The Barnes Foundation scores significantly higher than City Hall. The Barnes Foundation has a TripExpert Score of 97 with recommendations from 10 publications like Travel + Leisure, Atlas Obscura and Condé Nast Traveler.

Both are recommended by professional reviewers. On balance, The Barnes Foundation scores significantly higher than City Hall. The Barnes Foundation has a TripExpert Score of 97 with recommendations from 10 publications like Travel + Leisure, Atlas Obscura and Condé Nast Traveler.

tripexpert score
90
#6 in Philadelphia
location

Penn Square, Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.  Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Topped by a 37-foot bronze statue of William Penn, City Hall was Philadelphia's tallest building until 1987. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The charming building is still in use as the mayor's office and is home to offices from the Register of Wills to city courtrooms to city council's quarters. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The majestic City Hall, completed in 1901, stands 548ft tall in Penn Sq. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    City Hall still functions as Philadelphia's ceremonial "palace". Full Review →

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97
#1 in Philadelphia

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • 10 endorsements
  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    Dr Barnes' $25 billion private collection of art and arboretum.  Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Exceptionally fine collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early French modern paintings, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full Review →

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