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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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central city plaza with many shops

open large plaza in center city with fine view, little fountain, vendorsand various activities including skateboarders and lots of people, with Trinity historic church at one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely square for a walk around however we were there early in the morning and there were quite a number of homeless people sleeping out.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

open large plaza in center city with fine view, little fountain, vendorsand various activities including skateboarders and lots of people, with Trinity historic church at one corner and many stores all around.Good people watching.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small city park in a great area. Near the best shopping mall, hotels, and a beautiful church on one side. Nice flowers and such.

Thank HomeatlastinFlorida
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Copley Square, in Boston's back bay, is surrounded by old buildings and churches as well as new and modern ones. Many cool shops, cafes and restaurants, Boston public library, famous churches (old south and Trinity) and nice shopping centers (Copley Place and the Prudential Center). In the area a visit to beautiful Newbury street is a must.

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we come to Boston we always stay in any hotel at Copley square. Lots of things to do, eat and view.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting Boston, a stop at Copley Square is warranted. Located in Boston's Back Bay, Copley Square is named for American artist John Singleton Copley. Found around the square, in addition to hotels and restaurants, are three historic building worth visiting - Old South Church, Boston Public Library, and Trinity Church.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Copley Square offers high-end shopping combined with boutique shops. While the stores are filled with friendly staff, the restaurants are not filled with delicious meals. Be sure to eat in Boston's Little Italy before heading over to Copley Square.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Nice spot to see becuause it fun and busy with people eating outside, walking and shopping. It's really the first place you see when you caome out of amtrack!

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This relatively small area within Back Bay has the modern Hancock center with the famous Trinity church in the background. It has the Copley square mall with fabulous shopping and multiple upscale hotels. The public library with the classic lions is also on one side of the square.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

There are very good restaurants, and the top of the hub is right there. Lots of good hotels and good shopping.

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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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