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Copley Square

Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #37 of 212 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
88 helpful votes 88 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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224 reviews 224 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Mexicali, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place is full of life, there is a lot to see, local farms bring in good stuff. Sometimes there are political/religious public manifestations and I guess it is fitting to be in the cradle of liberty and seeing this going on.

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El Paso, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very beautiful with two Gothic-style churches, Boston Public Library, and an eclectic crowd going to and fro to watch from a comfortable park bench. A favorite place to just chill after a day of touring. The gardens and fountains make it even more relaxing. At twilight it was a real treat.

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Coto de Caza, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stayed at the Fairmont @ Copley Square and the location is fantastic. The buildings are beautiful (both new and old). Flour Bakery is nearby as is of course multiple Dunkin Donuts for the natives. The park is small but pretty and the public library is right there. You can eat a great Brazilian dinner at Fogo De Chao across... More

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Iowa City
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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Copley Square is a central location for sites such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. It's close to plenty of shopping and restaurants in the beautify Back Bay. It's only a couple stops from the art museums on the green line. Copley Square is a destination in and of itself where you can next to the fountain and... More

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