boston
Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
Population
City: 589 141 (2000)
Metro: 5 819 100 (2000)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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Boston
closeBoston, founded in 1630, is one of the country's oldest cities. Often called the cradle of American history, it boasts a large number of historic landmarks and monuments. The 20th century added a series of skyscrapers to the skyline of church spires.
This cosmopolitan city has a relaxed atmosphere. The historic districts such as the charming Beacon Hill and the trendy Back Bay would fit nicely in any European city.
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Random Boston Highlights
Public Garden, Boston
This popular formal garden at the heart of Boston's historic center is best known for the Swan boats. They have been a popular tourist attraction since the first boats were operated in 1877.
John Hancock Tower, Boston
The glass John Hancock Tower was built in 1976 and is the tallest building in Boston. The modern structure designed by I.M. Pei contrasts with the neighborhood's 19th century buildings.
Quincy Market, Boston
Quincy Market, built in 1826 as an expansion to the Faneuil Hall, is now one of Boston's most popular attractions thanks to more than 100 shops and restaurants.
Beacon Hill, Boston
Beacon Hill, a small district in central Boston is one of the city's oldest. The 19th century area district with brick houses in Federal, Victorian and Georgian styles even has some streets paved with cobblestones.




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