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Copley Square

Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #45 of 207 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Better in summer than winter, but winter isnt bad because its still pretty, just not a nice place to sit and eat from a truck because of the cold. Great proxomity from the shops!

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Munich, Germany
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Relax and have a seat on a park bench, best time is around sunset, watch the hectic Business People running to the T-Train Then enjoy the contrast, go into the church (Baptist), enjoy the architecture. Then visit all floors of the Library across, see separate description. Then it is time for a Boston Clam Chowder

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We visited over New years. The square is lovely and has many local attractions off it. Trinity church is in the centre of the square and was lit up for New Year's Eve what locally is know as Boston's first night. The square over that period was full of stalls selling food from different places and ice sculptures. Also off... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Best produce selection for this time of year as well as crafts and other food products for sale very convienent location to get transportation

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Rahway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

This weekend there was a book fare so I didn't get to enjoy Copley Square. I love this park and enjoy visiting it. The farmers maket has excellent local fruit.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Lots to do and see at Copley Square. Convenient to the T, lots of resturants and bars, great shopping and of course, full of history. Stayed at the Marriott Copley Square for 5 days...expensive but nice.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This Square is a bustling place with plenty of activity all the time. On one of the days that we were in town there was a Farmer's Market taking place with piles of farm produce everywhere. With Trinity Church on one side, and the Public Libarary on the other side, this is a very good place for all sorts of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

You just never know what is going to take place at Copley Square. We lucked out to be in the middle of an Indonesian Festival. There was great music, dancing, and singing. We got to try Indonesian food and saw some beautiful cloth items for sale. The fountain at Copley Square is pretty to sit by for a little rest.... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Lots of American history here and lots to see, Old South Church, Trinity Church, the famous library, the Hancock Tower etc. Close by is Boylston Street at the finishing line end of the Boston marathon and of course the site of the terrible bombings earlier this year. A good place to sit and reflect.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is the hub from which there are many options. Many restuarants within 400 yards in either direction. Good shopping. Libarary and churches to see. A short walk to the Prudential Building and from the top a great 360 degree view of the city with commentary. Not sure if the Hancock Tower observatory is still open at the top but... More

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