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Harvard Square

Address: Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617 491 3434
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Ranked #10 of 42 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping, People-watching
Owner description: One need only ascend from the T station to realize this is the center...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping, People-watching
Owner description: One need only ascend from the T station to realize this is the center of action in Cambridge. Founded in 1630 as a colonial village, this eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, bookstores, gathering places and old landmarks reflects the area's historic and academic flavor.
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Planned on stopping to see Harvard Campus for less than an hour and ended staying around Harvard Square almost three! We walked our the campus ourselves, it is a gorgeous campus and I would recommend stopping by if you are a tourist. There were tours going on but we just did our own things. It is so pretty and a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We only had a few hours to spend in Harvard Square but it was worth it - a beautiful place with lots of lovely buildings. We were there during holiday time so, no students. I'm sure it would have been a lot busier during term time. Worth a walk round.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As if getting to see the beautiful Harvard campus wasn't enough, we stopped for lunch and a look around Harvard Square afterwards. There are a few frozen custard shops - a must! Although merchandise shops are quite pricy, don't hesitate to look around. It's great to sit at a corner cafe and watch everyone bustle about, and was an experience... More 

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love Harvard Square not only for a few good shops such as Crema for coffee lunch and sweets, Tess for unusual cloths, the Harvard Coop for quick books, and any bank you need but also the churches, #1 bus, and the museums ... peabody, fogg, bush and stackler.. enjoy a walk to see all the historical haunts, and find... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

One of the most prestigious university in the world, worth a little visit. Every time we go in Boston, we stop to this place every time. The annoying part is the lack of bathroom and all the buildings are locked, so we cannot visit a bit and no access to WC facilities.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This area gives you the idea of going back to school! We were there on christmas holiday and every stores were closed but we had great time walking around and taking beautiful pictures.

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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Take the train in if you can because of the parking. If you can't, go ahead and shell out for one of the garages. It makes things much simpler. There are tons of shops and restaurants throughout the square. You can find a gift for everybody there. The Garage is a great little mall with plenty of cute shops like... More 

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Bangkok
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285 reviews 285 reviews
207 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Very nice shopping/dining area right outside campus. Worth a look if you come to see the university (which I DON'T recommend). There are much better things to see in Boston than Harvard, but if you do take the time to come here, make sure to see the square.

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Brighton, Michigan
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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just walk out of the metro station and you are in the middle of it. Lots of places to eat and something always going on with the students.

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Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

There are lots of stores and places to eat in this area. A really vibrant and kinda trendy sort of atmosphere which is really nice.There is one parking lot which charges $6.00 for the first half hour up to a max of $ 22.00. If you want to purchase authentic Harvard gear such as children's hoodies,hats T shirts etc. ,there... More 

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