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“My favorite church”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Trinity Church

Trinity Church
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$35.00*
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour
Ranked #32 of 383 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: This National Historic Landmark, one of America's great buildings, was built in 1877 by architect H.H. Richardson.
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“My favorite church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

It has breathtaking beauty and detail. Absolutely my favorite church I've been to. Especially knowing what it took to save the church

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing 135 Year Old Trinity Church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

This unique 135 year old Trinity Church is in the Back Bay of Boston. The Richardsonian Romanesque style of the Trinity Church and parish house was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and constructed between 1872 and 1877. The original plan was to find a site for a new church, but after the Great Fire of 1872 destroyed the second Trinity Church building on Summer Street speeded up the construction of the new church.

More than a century ago, there were no modern materials, so they used Monson granite, Longmeadow sandstone and wooden piles. The church sits on a mud flat with more than 4000 wooden piles supporting it. American Institute of Architects (AIA) listed Trinity Church in their top 10 list of American buildings since 1885.

Inside the church, the stained glass windows are very astonishing, and the organs feature 121 stops, 113 ranks, and 6,898 pipes. The famous Candlelight Carols at Trinity Church is a traditional event in every December celebrating the birth of Christ through music performed by the choirs of Trinity Church. The latest development of the Back Bay brought two new buildings to the Copley Square - the skyscraping Hancock Tower and the neo-classical Boston Public Library. It is incredible to see the church's reflection on the building facade. After you leave the church, you should walk around the church and see it from different angles.

Visited July 2012
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“Beautiful structure in the middle of the Copley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

It's hard to miss Trinity Church - especially with it's reflection gleaming back at you in the John Hancock glass. It's enjoyable to walk around, check out the architecture, take a peek inside. It's a great spot to sit outside and enjoy the city with a bit of history at your backside. The details in the exterior or beautiful.

Visited November 2012
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“What a gorgeous, historic church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Absolutely stunning, gothic architecture and stain glass right in the middle of the beautiful Copley Square. The admission is a little pricey in my opinion for a quick walk though of a church that has services, but it is really quite stunning.

Visited September 2012
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“Magnificent building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

I love the building structure and the place of worship... but I guess I've probably been to quite a few churches in Europe where it looks much older inside so the interior was not as exciting to me as the one in the European continent... the ticket is about $7 per entry and come with the book.

Visited October 2012
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