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Trinity Church

545 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
617-536-0944
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Ranked #47 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: This National Historic Landmark, one of America's great buildings, was built in 1877 by architect H.H. Richardson.
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Ballarat, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
71 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Located on the opposite side of the square to the Public Library, this historic church is full of character, with beautiful windows and interesting architecture. We went to the gift shop in the basement and purchased two self-guide tickets, and then took our time inside, learning about this place of worship.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The outside is more impressive than the inside of the church, but still is very beautiful. They charge for you to come inside the church, but let's face it, this is a church and they need donations to keep the church going, so I find it fair. Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal has a entrance fee as well, so take... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very nice building from the outside. A bit expensive to get in but worth the visit, some very nice glass and paintings inside.

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Makati, Philippines
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a very nice church with awesome architecture. I love how its shadow reflect on the building beside her. So fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you're a stained-glass lover, you MUST see Trinity Church. There's a guide book/map that the church provides with all kinds of information about the artist and his work, and the titles of all the window scenes, but that's all head stuff. The real magic is in your heart when you see the colors. The colors, the colors, the colors!... More

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After visiting 8 or 9 other churches in Boston, the timing was finally right to visit Trinity Church that we were coveting over a couple days. We entered only to be told that we had to buy a ticket to just look around! I can see making a donation, which we would have done easily, but we had to buy... More

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ANTIOCH
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This gorgeous church sits on 4,500 pilings that are kept under water in the Back Bay which is on landfill. Built in the late 1800s, it is on par with the magnificent churches of Europe. Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the Back Bay to enjoy the beauty, quiet, and solitude of this church, There is... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This really needs to be a MUST for any visitor the Boston. It was the first congregation in Boston and the current building designed by Henry Hobson Richardson is one of the most exquisite Churches in the country!

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

As beautiful as Trinity Church was from the outside, it would have been nice to see the interior. It doesn't make sense to me when churches charge admission for entrance. That is an added expense for a family wanting to appreciate the beauty of a place of worship.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is candy for architectual/historic geeks, and im sure they would happily pay the visitor's fee, but oh no not me. Yet the most impressive stained glass windows that i will ever see in my life.

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