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Maritime Greenwich

London, England

The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, an outlying district of London, and the park in which they are set, symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavour in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Queen's House (by Inigo Jones) was the first Palladian building in England, while the complex that was until recently the Royal Naval College was designed by Christopher Wren. The park, laid out on the basis of an original design by André Le Nôtre, contains the Old Royal Observatory, the work of Wren and the scientist Robert Hooke. Maritime Greenwich in London is a unique place full of beauty and history. In 1997, Maritime Greenwich was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is home to some of London's most important landmarks, such as the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Royal Park.

The Royal Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutions in the world and is home to the Prime Meridian line, the longest measurement in the world. It was also an important centre for the development of navigation science in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Cutty Sark is a famous 19th century sailing boat that was considered one of the fastest ships of its time. It has a variety of interesting exhibits and interactive displays that allow visitors to learn more about the ship's history and technology.

The National Maritime Museum houses the world's largest collection of maritime artefacts. It also offers various interactive exhibitions dealing with the history and culture of seafaring.

Greenwich Royal Park is a beautiful, historic park in Greenwich known for its picturesque gardens, meadows and scenic lakes. The park is also home to several historic monuments, including the Queen's House and the Old Royal Observatory.

Maritime Greenwich is an important part of London and a place to visit when visiting the city. It offers visitors a wealth of attractions to experience a unique history and culture.