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About Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA skyline

Philadelphia, the hometown of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, will be your hometown, too. Philadelphia is both a national hub for medicine and healthcare and one of the major cultural and historical centers in the United States. The fifth-largest city in the country, Philadelphia combines urban excitement with the hospitality of a small town. The city is one of our nation’s most historic, intercultural and walkable. Stroll from Chinatown to our open-air Italian Market, or from Independence Mall to artists’ alcoves in Old City. A city of unique neighborhoods, Philadelphia offers celebrated restaurants, world-renowned cultural attractions and world-class athletics. By car, bus or train, our accessible campus is an easy commute to New York City and Washington, D.C., and a short drive to beach and mountain resorts. 

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The Barnes Foundation, with a new site on the famed Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Cobblestone streets and European-style boulevards
  • Fairmount Park, beautiful mecca for walkers, runners, bikers and rowers
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Pennsylvania Ballet
  • The Opera Company of Philadelphia
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the country’s oldest medical society
  • World Cafe Live, Electric Factory, Trocadero, Tower Theater, TLA music venues
  • Terry Gross and “Fresh Air,” her famed NPR radio show
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • 30th Street Station 
  • Backdrops and settings for such blockbuster films as Rocky, Philadelphia, Witness, Marley and Me, and Silver Linings Playbook
  • The Mummers Parade
  • Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and other historical sites
  • National Constitution Center 
  • The Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and 76ers