Cathedral of St. Joseph in
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford
dates from 1962 and replaces the old cathedral, which
was destroyed by fire in 1956. The cathedral was built
of concrete in a modern style, which certainly
incorporates Gothic style elements, and only the outer
facade is covered with limestone. The tower of the
cathedral, which is provided with 12 bells, has a height
of approx. 85 m. Particularly worth seeing are the
window paintings that were made in Paris.
||140 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
First Baptist Church in Essex
The First Baptist Church of Essex in the city of Essex
is a church from 1846. The specialty of the church is
its architectural style. It was built in the style of
the Egyptian Revival architecture. The church tower was
destroyed by lightning in 1925, but was also repaired
||10 Prospect Street
Essex, Connecticut 06426
First Presbyterian Church of Stamford
The First Presbyterian Church of Stamford in the city of
Stamford in southwest Connecticut is a special church.
The church's nickname is Fish Church. She wears it
because of its unusual shape, which is very reminiscent
of a fish. The church was built in 1958.
||1101 Bedford Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06905
Zoos, parks and amusement parks
Beardsley Zoo in the City of Bridgeport
The Beardsley Zoo in the City of Bridgeport is the only
zoo in the state of Connecticut. The zoo was founded in
1922 and today covers an area of approx. 730,000 mē.
305 animals from over 110 species live on this area.
Highlights include tigers, lynxes, snow leopards,
alligators and bisons. The zoo emerged from the circus
of Phineas T. Barnum. The zoo is located in Beardsley
Park in the city. This has been on the list of Historic
Places since 1999.
||1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
Bushnell Park in Hartford
The Bushnell Park in the city of Hartford dates from
1868 and now covers an area of approximately 200,000
mē. The park is not only interesting as an inner city
recreation area, but also offers numerous interesting
architectural highlights such as the Horace Wells
Monument, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch and the
Corning Fountain. The Bushnell also borders the State
Capitol. But the history of the park is also interesting
because it is the first piece of land bought by the
government for use as a park. Bushnell Park has been on
the list of Historic Places since 1970.
The Mystic Aquarium was founded in 1973 and is located
in the small town of Mystic and was one of the main
attractions of the village. The Mystic Aquarium has one
of the largest exhibitions on Beluga whales. The
aquarium is also known for its Stellers sea lions.
Visitors will also find exhibitions on sharks, rays and
penguins. The attached Ocean Exploration Center offers
information and maps on expeditions to the Black Sea and
the wreck of the Titanic.
||55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, Connecticut 06355
Marsh Botanical Garden in New Haven
The Marsh Botanical Garden is located on the Yale
University campus in the city of New Haven and covers an
area of more than 32,000 mē. The history of the
botanical garden goes back to the year 1899. Its
realization in the sense of a botanical garden goes back
to the 1920s and 1930s. On the grounds of the garden
there is also a greenhouse with over 2,000 orchids and
the historic Marsh Hall building, which dates from 1878
and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1965.
||227 Mansfield Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Other natural beauties
East Rock Park in New Haven
The East Rock Park in New Haven is a city park that
covers the 112 m high East Rock on an area of 1.73
kmē. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument and other
historical buildings are located in the park. There are
good views of Long Island Sound from the park.
Lake Waramaug State Park
Lake Waramaug State Park is located in western
Connecticut on the northwestern shore of Lake Waramaug.
The State Park, which covers an area of approximately
0.38 kmē, is an excellent fishing area. The State Park
was founded in 1920 and is a popular local recreation
area for the region's residents.