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flat surrounding area

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study

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railway


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GPS: 42.8864, -78.8784
Altitude: 191 m
Nearest border: Canada, 3.8 km
Last update: 2012-10-21 06:38:05

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 562011-08-24 09:59:37
Buffalo is a city in the USA . It is the second largest city of the state New York. It lies upon the eastern shore of Lake Erie, about 27 km from the Niagara Falls . Buffalo is a convenient starting point for taking walks around the lake and visiting the world-famous waterfalls.

About Buffalo

The history of the city began in the 19th century. Its importance of the city Buffalo quickly grew after 1825, when the Erie Canal was constructed and the city became a strategic traffic junction. Due to the canal and the transport, the trade in the area grew significantly, and consequently the number of the city's inhabitants increased. Buffalo officially became a city in 1832, when the number of its inhabitants exceeded 10,000 people. Today's Buffalo is a modern city with many skyscrapers. Sometimes, its center full of skyscrapers is called the miniature of Manhattan in New York .

Attractions in Buffalo

As for architecture, there are several interesting buildings in Buffalo. One of them is without doubt the high building of the town hall from 1928, which is the highest town hall in the USA . On the topmost floor, there is an exhibition accessible to public, free of charge. Those interested in art can visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, which presents one of the best collections of modern art in the world. You can admire the paintings of e.g. Matisse, Picasso or Monet. The area around the Delaware Park is most likely the most beautiful part of Buffalo. The Bohemian quarter called Allentown lies between the park and the Buffalo city center. There are many beautiful trees, interesting buildings, cafes, excellent restaurants and bars with live music.

Activities

Despite the city Buffalo being, in the first place, an industrial city, it offers activities for active holiday. You can go windsurfing on Lake Erie. In Buffalo, you can visit the baseball stadium or the HSBC Arena, where the local ice-hockey team Buffalo Sabres competes in the NHL League. The Niagara Falls , only 27 km far from Buffalo are definitely the most popular tourist destination in the area.

Practical information

If you want to visit the Niagara Falls, you can take bus no.40. It leaves every hour from 7 am to 10 pm and costs 1.85$. During the main season, you can also travel by the Tourist Express. The trains Amtrak that leave from Exchange Street and Washington Street in Buffalo will also take you to the falls. If you need any further information, visit the excellent visitors' center on 617 Main Street. In Buffalo, you will find accommodation of all prices, dependent of course on the services provided. The best restaurants and bars in Buffalo are spread along Main Street. It is a perfect place if you are looking for nightlife- there are many bars with live music, discos and nightclubs. You can also visit the numerous theaters and music clubs on Main Street.

Transport

Buffalo is a major traffic junction of the region. Several highways meet there, e.g. highway no. 90 that runs as far as to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Buffalo is also easily accessible by train. The international airport is about 12 km far from the city. Overall, the infrastructure of Buffalo is on a very high level.

Cities around

BuffaloAmherst (12km)Williamsville (14km)Orchard Park (Village) (17km)East Aurora (25km)Lockport (35km)