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Copley Square

Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #38 of 218 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the Farmers's Market . There were many choices of home grown produce, meats, flowers, prints and crafts

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Rohnert Park
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Trinity Church. Boston public library. Boylston street shops. Tues and Friday 11-6 there's a great farmers market the fills the square. And the old south church is there. That's a lot for one square!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Take a walk around Copley Square. The Boston Public Library is there and full of amazing books. There is a secret garden within the library's walls perfect for sitting peacefully. The Trinity Church is a 2 minute walk from the library. It is absolutely beautiful!! During the summer the are many free concerts in the square. You can spend a... More

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Sacramento, California
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99 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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120 attraction reviews
381 helpful votes 381 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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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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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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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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98 helpful votes 98 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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29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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