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Copley Square

Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #41 of 213 Attractions in Boston
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Walking, Nightlife
Description: Anchored by the modern John Hancock building and the stately Trinity Church, this area is known for its upscale restaurants and stores.
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Sacramento, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
99 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, Hancock Tower, Old South Church, Prudential shops all nearby. People watching. Farmer's market. Catch a bus. Relax on a bench. A lovely multi-purpose location.

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Indiana
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218 reviews 218 reviews
121 attraction reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is another novelty for people who live in big cities. After walking the city, it was nice to find a bench, between all the homeless guys, to relax and watch people. The library, church and skyscrapers are enjoyable to see. We even saw one of the Boston Boys from AGT perform on the street. As far as parks go,... More

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Boston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I visit the Copley Square farmers market at least once a week. The iggy's bread kiosk has great sandwiches for lunch, get the mozzarella and tomato. The farm fresh produce can't be beat and the vendors are fairly priced and helpful. It's a lively spot a couple of times per week and has beautiful flowers for sale and in the... More

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Bedford, England
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339 reviews 339 reviews
222 attraction reviews
547 helpful votes 547 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Square does get very crowded with tourists but obviously with the Public Library, Trinity Church and Old South Church all in this area you must expect it to be busy. Great photo opportunities with the reflection of Trinity Church in the Hancock building. Plenty of shops to keeps everyone happy. If it all gets too much, go and chill... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love hanging out in Copley Square. It's so beautiful with the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, John Hancock Building, and other historic buildings. There is a lot of food around, and multiple food trucks http://www.cityofboston.gov/foodtrucks/schedule-tabs.asp). There is a farmer's market here, and free yoga. Some of reviews complain about homeless. Boston is not a perfect city, and that is... More

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374 reviews 374 reviews
150 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This plaza was alright and the Trinity Church built into it as well as the Boston Public Library on the side make for a nice view. However, the throngs of tourists during the day turned me off a bit and the homeless and people using drugs (literally right in front of you ... I also smelled quite a bit of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This square is great to take pictures of the Boston Public Library and the Trinity church. Shops all around and very busy in the lunch time and afternoon, but that's okay. Do not forget to take pictures with the turtle and the rabbit.

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McLean, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had just arrived in Boston, had to wait to check in to our hotel, and we walked to Copley Square to check out all the tents that we had seen driving in. Mmm, farmer's market! There were plenty of people, but it wasn't too crowded. We ate delicious sandwiches, homemade cookies, and lemonade. My toddler loved watching the people,... More

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Derby, Kansas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
81 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Such a pretty square of green amidst a bustling city! Trinity Church edges the square with its grand façade as well as the Boston Library.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Copley is great to stay, eat, explore and shop. Fantastic restaurants are at every turn and there are hundreds of great shops all around.

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