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NileGuide Expert Says:
This beautiful landmark on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts is worth visiting just for the interior architecture and décor. If you're visiting in December, check out The Nutcracker, performed by the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
- This has been the jewel of the Philadelphia culture scene since it opened in 1857. The simple brick Federalist exterior opens into an ornate interior - art deco lamps, velvet cushions, and possibly the largest chandelier on the East Coast. The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the opera and the occasional pop show have performed at the academy. There is some criticism about the acoustics and sight lines, but none of this matters. This is where the big shows are.
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