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Copley Square

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Address: 560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3603

Anchored by the modern John Hancock building and the stately Trinity...

Anchored by the modern John Hancock building and the stately Trinity Church, this area is known for its upscale restaurants and stores.

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Nice Green Space

A small patch of green with a waterfall offering respite from busy touring. Surrounded by tall buildings like the John Hancock Building and luxurious hotels like the Fairmont as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there, saw it, it's a square, with buildings surrounding it. Some are old, some are very modern.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small patch of green with a waterfall offering respite from busy touring. Surrounded by tall buildings like the John Hancock Building and luxurious hotels like the Fairmont as well as the public Library make this a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to sit for a bit, but note it is in the middle of a busy intersection. Interesting contrast between Hancock tower and Trinity Church. Farmer's market most days. Check the events calendar, there are nice events here sometimes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to buy a gift, lunch, dinner, especially during the colder months. It ties together several hotels with glass walkways, with boutiques and eateries. You can walk inside from Copley Plaza, Westin Hotel several blocks to the Prudential Tower, and beyond to the Sheraton, the Hyndes Civic Center and other attractions.

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Lisbon, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surrounded by so many historic buildings, Copley Square reflects the past and future of Boston. Our guide told us about the building of Trinity Church, the hare and rabbit statue for the Boston Marathon, and so much more history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for a visit surrounded by churches, The high end Vopley mall and Boston library. On the footsteps of Backbay and close to loots of other interesting sites. So although shopping focussed nice to walk through. Lots of hotels in Copley area.

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galway ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fifth Avenue stores collected in one place, mind boggling prices, but I am sure high rollers will enjoy being in out of the cold. For me, window shopping and people watching only.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Boston. Copley Square was where we got off the transit system to see some the attractions that were close by. There was a large book sale going on in the square that Saturday so it was busy to say the least. The Boston Library and Trinity Church are located right on the square and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We walked to this place to find some shopping and were amazed by the seemingly endless stores that wound around by walkways. Upscale shops were mainly found. Great restaurants in this area too.

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Corona, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is an interesting stop, but not one of our top experiences. Trinity Church is there, the Boston Public Library was interesting and there are some very tony hotels that were fun to walk through. The day we were there a Farmers Market was going on.

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Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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