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“See the Maparium!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The First Church of Christ, Scientist

The First Church of Christ, Scientist
210 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617 450 2000
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Ranked #78 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Religious Sites, Reservations, Cultural
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Owner description: The Plaza is located in the heart of Boston and includes beautiful buildings and gardens, a fountain, reflecting pool, and more.
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“See the Maparium!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Picture a three story world globe made out of stained glass. You are inside it, walking across the space on a bridge. It's a $7 fee and well worth the cost and a short wait for the tour.

Visited April 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“A quiet place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

A Boston Landmark for the last century. We attended a Sunday service in a space which is capable of holding several thousand people - the couple of hundred who were there were lost in the vastness of the space. The plaza is a great place to stroll and the reflecting pool is a wonderful addition to the city.

Visited March 2012
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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“Lovely and peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The architecture was beautifully done. The church is so peaceful, we found ourselves sitting, silent taking it all in. The reflecting pool I'm told is nice, but sadly it was empty during my visit. The staff supervising the church were informative, but not pushy about attending the church.

Visited March 2012
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Burlington, Vermont
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“What a way to start the year.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

The music was awe inspiring. A real treat to hear the beautiful sound of the stunning organ as well as a talented tenor soloist.

Visited January 2012
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“Gorgeous Architecture!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We enjoyed walking around. We were amazed by the architecture in particular. Every angle had so much detail.

Visited November 2011
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