Undoubtedly one of the most famous streets in the world is the Fifth Avenue of the city of New York. This very long street is a magical place, with an extension of 12 kilometers that go from the banks of the Harlem River to the famous Washington Square.

Touring Fifth Avenue is something you should do while you’re on a New York City Tour because along this street you’ll see some of the Big Apple’s most famous attractions, plus of some of the most exclusive shops and restaurants that exist in the city.

So, if you’re already ready or preparing your trip to New York, take a look at this list of what to see on Fifth Avenue while you’re on a tour of New York.

Museo Guggenheim

Places to see on fifth avenue in New York

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One of New York City’s most recognized and prestigious museums is the Guggenheim Museum. This landmark of modern architecture is the work of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright, an imposing white building that rises above the streets of New York and has thousands of photos taken daily. It was founded in 1959, although it is not so old compared to other museums in New York, has a large collection of modern art, so, if you’re touring New York, take a little time and visit this great place which you can find on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Places to see on fifth avenue in New York

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If you are walking along Fifth Avenue and one of your plans is to visit the museums that the Metropolitan Museum of Art cannot be left out of the mainstream list. This museum is very close to the Guggenheim Museum, only one street separates them. This place is phenomenal, it’s the largest art museum in New York City, it’s kind of like a sanctuary of the Big Apple, which thousands of tourists and locals visit daily. It doesn’t matter how many times you have traveled to New York, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art will always be a must-see. Every year it has something new to show, it is a great center of culture in which you will be able to enjoy the best of the art and archaeology that exists in the world.

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The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection

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Well, if you’re a lover of art and painting then The Frick Collection will delight you. A private museum with one of the largest collections of pictorial art in New York city. This place is the favorite of many art students in the city, it is normal to see many young people walking around the place, admiring the paintings and canvases there. Big masters of western painting are in The Frick Collection, super recommended place, on all if you’re just passing through Fifth Avenue and want to get out a little of what’s commonly visited in New York City. One last piece of information from this great place, the businessman Henry Clay Frick was the one who donated all the paintings in this private museum.

Central Park

Central Park

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We can’t forget the biggest park in New York City. Just off the Fifth Avenue is located on the east side of Central Park, another place that cannot miss in any tour of New York. If you don’t have a lot of time, the best thing you can do is to transit only the part that is next to the Fifth Avenue, from that side you will be able to see some of the following its lakes, trees, trails. Central Park is an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, connect with nature, if you have time, then don’t hesitate to go through the entire Central Park where you’ll spend some of your best hours on your New York City tour.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick's Cathedral

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If you want to visit one of New York’s architectural jewels then you should go to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a great monument located right on Fifth Avenue. This place always steals everyone’s gaze, it’s impressive, its large proportions make it stand out from the modern buildings in the Big Apple. The two towers of St. Patrick’s Cathedral are over 100 meters high, and the cathedral houses great works of art from different centuries and one of the largest tube pianos on the planet. Its beauty, history and majesty make St. Patrick’s Cathedral one of the most surprising places on Fifth Avenue and in New York City. Last but not least, this cathedral is the largest Catholic temple in the Big Apple.

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Rockefeller Plaza

Rockefeller Plaza

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If you are visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral then you should go visit and walk by Rockefeller Plaza, another of New York City’s emblems and which is also located right on Fifth Avenue. This great icon of the Big Apple is a complex of 19 buildings that constitute one of the most important economic, tourist and business sectors of the city, is also home to the famous ice rink that appears in most Hollywood movies. In addition, this place is well known for its Christmas tree, the largest in the city, its Prometheus statue and its beautiful gardens.

NBA Store

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A great shop, especially for sports lovers. NBA Store is the official store of the professional basketball league of the United States, what does this mean, that all that you find in this store has the NBA licenses, so if you want to start your collection of NBA sweaters this is the place to do it. The store is full of shoes sports, clothes and much more. Inside the store you’ll find balls that have the hands of different NBA players printed on them, and there’s also a gallery, something like a hall of fame with items from historical players like Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan, something amazing!

Flatiron Building


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Another great building that cannot be left out of this list of what to see on Fifth Avenue in New York. Flatiron Building is another of the great emblems of the city of New York, its architecture makes it one of the most photographed buildings in the city, Flatiron Building is a postcard of New York. In addition, in its surroundings there are famous shops and restaurants that are visited by many tourists. The building was founded in 1902, has 87 meters high, is one of the first skyscrapers that were built in the Big Apple and his original name was Fuller Building.

Empire State Building

Places to see on fifth avenue in New York

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And we can’t finish this list without including the Empire State Building, this is perhaps the most famous building in the city. Another of the great skyscrapers of New York, an imposing building, of surprising dimensions because it measures more than 381 meters. Once the tallest building in New York City, it is still one of the biggest attractions in the city today, so you can’t miss it, you can’t leave New York without a picture of the Empire State Building in your Instagram. A great plan is to go up to the 86th floor of the Empire State and see the Big Apple from one of the city’s highest points.