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“Family Trip to Copley Square” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Copley Square

Copley Square
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PhotoWalks Back Bay Tour
Ranked #39 of 371 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Peabody, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Family Trip to Copley Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We drove from Danvers to Copley Square on a Sunday evening. We took 93 south, through the tunner and took the exit MA-28 S (signs for Storrow Drive. Plenty of parking reduced the stress of the trip.

We walked the area and saw the prudential towers and saw the tall John Hancock building. It was impressive.

Returned by 9.30 to 10.00 PM. It was a fun family trip to copley square.

Visited July 2013
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely memorials”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Thought that the memorials were lovely and very emotional. Have been here a few years ago and it was always a busy, happy place. Now it is still busy and happy, though there is now a place to go and say a quiet prayer or have a wee thought for those who were injuried or lost their lives just a short distance from here.

Visited May 2013
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Singapore
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Definitely a place to stop by to say a prayer for the Boston bombing victims”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is the memorial site of the recent Boston marathon bombings. It was raining today, thus very wet...making the occasion more solemn and touching. A good reminder of how fortunate we are and how one must not give in to terrorism.

Visited June 2013
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“The site of the bombing was sad but powerful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

This area is now a popular destination and was very crowded due to the site of the Marathon bombing. The memorial was very powerful and there was allot of people visiting this area. I think they are going to need something more permanent here in the near future. This is now a must visit to pay respect to such a tragedy. Boston strong.

Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“The late 19th c. Cultural area of Boston”
5 of 5 stars 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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