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“The late 19th c. Cultural area of Boston”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Copley Square

Copley Square
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Ranked #40 of 382 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: Anchored by the modern John Hancock building and the stately Trinity Church, this area is known for its upscale restaurants and stores.
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The late 19th c. Cultural area of Boston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

This from a Boston. As the population of Boston shifted down from Beacon Hill into the "Back Bay", an area claimed by landfill, Copley Sq. anchored the area by building the Museum of Fine Arts (1876) moved 1903 further out to dodge congestion, the beautiful Parisian looking Boston Public Library with murals by Sargent and Chavannes, Richardson's Trinity Church, etc. Copley Sq. (after American born artist, John Singleton Copley_ who moved to London as the War broke out) is on "Boylston Street", a long commercial street anchored at one end by the Boston Public Garden and Mass. Ave on the other

Visited June 2013
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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Interesting to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

During my stay in Boston, I passed through this area every day and I was every day impressed by the mixture of old and new. It is really interesting to see!

Visited November 2012
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Weymouth, Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Amazing square in the heart of Boston. So much life here. It's a great place to hang out and watch the world go by. Plenty of places to grab a coffee and sit back & relax!

Visited April 2013
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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Classic Boston location, now with added meaning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Copley Square is such a classic Boston location. On a recent visit, it was awe-inspiring and meaningful to see the spontaneous memorials that had arisen after the marathon tragedy. Important to remember, and the remembrances by the marathon community and the world at large were quite touching. Encourage anyone who has the opportunity to come see the outpouring of sympathy.

Visited May 2013
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New Westminster, Canada
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“Amazing To Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

My review may be skewed because when we went this area was where the memorials were for the Boston Marathon Bombing. Since it had happened a few weeks before (but 2 days after the area was no longer a crime scene) this area was full of energy and people. Furthermore seeing all the touching items to reflect back on the event were moving. Would recommend if you can go.

Visited May 2013
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