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Copley Square

560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #35 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Walking, Nightlife
Owner description: Anchored by the modern John Hancock building and the stately Trinity...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Walking, Nightlife
Owner 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I had not been through Copley Square in a few years. I do not think it has aged well. Think about NYC...can you walk through Bryant Park or Times Square without seeing a cop? Maybe if there were a visible police presence in Copley Square you wouldn't get accosted by a panhandler every 15 feet. We saw a nasty altercation... More 

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Falmouth, NS Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was decent weather.. alot of fine acts and friendly folks and beautiful decorations..great talent by many different folks..Places to buy food and enjoy your walking around

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a main square in Boston with an interesting mix of both old and modern architecture. It has the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church in the area as well as hotels and restaurants. Felt extremely safe while visiting this section of lovely Boston.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We walked around the square after dinner a few nights ago and it was just so peaceful and beautiful. The architecture all around as a good mix of modern and old style. The area feels really safe and has plenty to offer. Definitely worth spending some time there just to relax for a bit!

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Vancouver, Canada
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Copley square is as you guessed it...at the Copley "T" station. We visited it several times during our Boston Stay. An interesting mix of architecture. From the modern John Hancock building that reflects the old Trinity Church, to the Boston Public Library. There is a grassy area with benches and on market days, the area is alive with vendors out... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been visiting the Copley Square and Copley Mansion for 45 years. Very often our business hotel is near Copley Square Tis a grand week to visit Boston! Given our luxury suites at the Marriott’s Customs House, spend lots of time walking and touring various sites. We love Boston, and the flight time was about two hours from Dayton... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Copley square is one of my favourite places in Boston. High rise buildings making their way through a few old structures - public library and a church, create quite a beautiful picture. A small park in the middle of all this adds to the charm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

As in all of Boston, this area has a variety of old and modern styles in its buildings, you can get a really good photo of the imposing and haunting Church in the glass sided skyscraper across the road. Good selection of restaurants surround this square, and the Farmers Market is interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Copley Square, and the surrounding area, is an eye opening blend of diversity. Different socioeconomic classes and ethnicities blend in together as people walk from place to place with a purpose. While Copley Square is a wonderful place, it is also a place where you can usually find some trouble. Aggressive panhandlers are present sometimes, which makes walking by uncomfortable.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I visited in April 2014 during the Boston Marathon & was working & Staying in the Copley Square are. It was hectic because of all of the people & events that were going on but it was really nice! They had plenty of stuff to do in the area & grey places to eat!! I would like to visit again... More 

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