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“Beautiful building inside and out”

Boston Public Library
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US$35.00*
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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 411 things to do in Boston
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, the library opened in 1852 as the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in America.
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The outside of this library is majestic and the inside is even better. Beautiful courtyard (outside) within building. Upstairs are murals and there is a room on the second floor to the right that is worth seeing. There is not any fee, so it is worth a look.

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

The Boston Library should be on everyone's list of places to visit in Boston. The McKim building in Copley Square contains some beautiful architecture that should not be missed.
The facade on Copley sqaure is very imposing and the centre courtyard with it's fountain is an oasis of tranquility that is worth spending some time to relax and enjoy. However, it's the interior of the Library that truly amazes. There are some excellent murals on the walls & ceilings and the Bates Hall, with it's coffered ceiling, is a wonderful reading room.
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

Beautiful ceilings, beautiful library! Not too big and not much to see overall, but worth a visit just for the ceilings and the outside structure of the building itself.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

My SO didn't know why I kept fussing about going to the Boston Public Library but when we went there he realized what all the fuss was about! Beautiful architecture and history, the ceilings were so beautiful and the art on the walls is just gorgeous. Be sure to make it outside to the courtyard, its like a little sanctuary

Thank K Z
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

Go, enter its gates, explore, see amazing murals, go read at the huge reading hall....Do not miss this public building.

Thank Sandra T
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