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Welcome to Harvard Square Each year, over 8 million men, women and children visit Harvard Square. Visitors come for a variety of reasons; this is a place of history, of books, of ideas, and of learning. It is a place of bookstores and coffee houses...more
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We asked our taxi to leave us in Harvard Square and walked a couple of blocks to reach Harvard University Entrance. The square is nice, great photos and for free 😀.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly enjoyed our visit to Harvard Square. The energy of the area is amazing. Students and vistors are going in a hundred different directions to shop, eat and discover Harvard. The diversity of nationalities was also very interesting.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harvard Square has changed since my college years. Modern new cafe’s are found all over the place. Great to stroll around for all day.

Thank fontcar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Homeless people all over the place and I didn't find the area very clean. Most businesses were overpriced to the point it just made me laugh. Not worth the visit.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...academic arrogance, complete with iconoclastic traditions, bias and outrageous algorithms. Too bad that boasting about one of the two largest private libraries and the largest endowment doesn’t translate into academic tolerance and wide range of opinions.

Thank WelllllEnuff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harvard square is an enjoyable area to walk around. There are tons of interesting shops on the streets surrounding Harvard square. When I was there, there were also games (ping pong, foosball, beanie bag toss...) set up outside for people to use.

Thank Eli K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Harvard square and was impressed with the nice ambiance and friendly people there. Harvard campus is a great place to visit !

Thank Val C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attraction so there’s not much to do here. If you are interested in going for a tour of Harvard, look for the official one.

Thank Sergio B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harvard student's delight.and also for all other people in Cambridge. So many restaurants all cuisines cafes markets it's a lovely square known for its eatery. It's right outside the Harvard dorms and Harvard school. Because of our association with the area we dined 3-4 times...More

Thank Avani1008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good ambiance to walk and enjoy a historic place. Lots of traveler. Good place to have a cup of coffee.

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Response from Yasser S | Reviewed this property |
Parking there is difficult and paid in the streets infront the square I would recommend to take the red line and enjoy walking around