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Charging Bull, New York City

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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3.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
View the internationally recognized symbol for Wall Street at Charging Bull. Arturo Do Modica created this bronze sculpture after the market crash in 1987 as a sign of American strength and power. Modica then illegally placed the statue--which is 3.4 m (11 ft) tall--in from of the New York Stock Exchange on December 15, 1989. Police took the statue away, but, due to popular support, it was put back less than a week later. Visit the 3,200 kg (7,100 lb) sculpture to see why the people of New York demanded that the city return this work of art to its streets for public viewing. Make Charging Bull part of your personalized New York City itinerary using our New York City trip itinerary builder.
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  • We were walking past so opted to get a photo op. It can get very busy at times, so maybe plan either first thing in the morning or late afternoon. 
  • Not so very special and many tourists stand in line to get in the picture with the Bull. Looks funny how different all the people in the picture.
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  • What's the big deal about this bull? It's always crowded here, a bunch of people in line to take a wiff of the bulls butt, and another crowd of pagan worshipers surrounding it. Good luck getting a pic...  read more »
  • If you're a fan of capitalism (lol), this iconic statue is a good visit. You need to be polite, yet assertive to get your own photo or selfie. Offer to help someone else get a photo with their camera, and they will return the favor to you.
  • I'm a sucker for a good touristy experience. You gotta go touch the bull's balls. It's good luck! A few tips. Get there before 9 am if you want to get a picture. Otherwise, you'll be surrounded by hoards of people. That's not a bad thing -- it's NYC after all. Otherwise, just go see the statue and enjoy the crowds. It's fun to get into the mix of things. And, while you're there, take a look at this country's history. It's all around you.
  • The statue certainly has something about it, a powerful and thought-provoking design. It's also in a pleasant location. However it's impossible to enjoy except in early and late hours. It's like the Mona Lisa, surrounded by people taking constant selfies and largely ignoring the artwork itself. It's impossible to get a clean photo and not even worth bothering to wait to pose with it. I'd recommend going past it late or early, and combining it with a visit to the Native American museum, and a ride on the Staten Island Ferry. Wall street is also obviously a few minutes away.
  • It's a bull. A bull surrounded by 100's of tourists. Go see the Native american museum on the same block, the Jewish museum just around the corner, walk through Battery Park, hop on the Staten Island Ferry for a great free ride. Anything but this. If you walk past, sure, get your photo taken. But, don't plan to visit for the statues sake,
  • Being interested in stocks, I wanted to see the bull. At last I visited the wall street bull. It was larger than I thought. I could not take a snap climbing on it, as police were watching. The statue is awesome.
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