Charleston, South Carolina, too much to offer, too little time

By Hugo Morán & Chandler Thomas

We will never forget the enjoyable experience of our family in Charleston, SC! The only regret we had was we only had one day to explore the city. If you ever go to Charleston, SC, make sure you go at least two days so you can enjoy as much as you can.

The most memorable experience we have was driving along King Street. We were so impressed with the architecture of the houses from left to the right everything was full of both historical and modern beauty. It was simple but unique and elegant. In the front, there was a colonial front with pillars and majestic decorations, and in the back, it was plain all from top to bottom, we felt as if we were driving inside The Royal Albert Hall in England.

we are a huge fan of historical churches, so below are just a few of our favorite churches regarding architecture that we had time to visit. There are so many of them, but we only had time to visit these three, but they were incredible. Charleston, SC was such an admirable city not only did it represent old English Colonial Architecture and history but French and German as well as a few other European cultures too. This really brought out the diverse cultural identity that is America.

Citadel Square Baptist Church

This beautiful church architecture according to the history we read is considered “pure Norman,” referring to Romanesque structures in France.

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St. Matthews Lutheran Church

According to visit-historic-charleston.com, this church was “Patterned after typical German Gothic churches, St. Matthew’s German Lutheran Church is a Gothic Revival church designed by local architect John Henry Deveraux and constructed between 1867 and 1872.”

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St. Michaels Episcopal Church

According to visit-historic-charleston.com, “St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the finest Colonial American churches in the country and the oldest church in Charleston. Although the architect is unknown, the church was built between 1752 and 1761 and resembles 18th-century English pattern book examples widely used throughout the colonies.”

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Colorful Streets and breathtaking historical houses

We were impressed with the picturesque streets. by the beauty of the streets. What fantastic job the people of Charleston can put on their roads, colorful, vivid, and green.

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Historical Houses. See our favorite pictures of the houses.

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Moreover, don’t forget the beautiful beaches.

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What about the famous bridge? Yes, magnificent!

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge 

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The bridge is beautiful whether you are viewing it from one side or driving over it.  The cool part of this bridge is that you can go park under it and walk almost to the other side of the bridge and you can admire it without having to rush while driving. The walk is around 30 minutes.  There are so many cool things you can do under the bridge. You can fish, there is a children’s playground, a souvenir store, and you can also bike.

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In summary, we loved Charleston, and we want to come back with enough time to explore everything.

 

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