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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.
Random Boston Highlights
State House, Boston
This 18th century building is one of the grandest of its time. The architect was later awarded the supervision of the construction of the Capitol building in Washington, DC.
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.
Back Bay, Boston
Back Bay, developed in the 19th century, is a district in French style. Most of its brownstone houses, built for the richer Bostonians, have survived the demolition frenzy of the 1960s & 1970s.
Trinity Church, Boston
This Romanesque church, located in the fashionable Back Bay district was built in the late 19th century for the Trinity parish. The granite and stone building is 64 meters high and weighs a massive 40,000 ton.

Random Boston Tours & Activities
Boston Scavenger Hunt Adventure, Boston
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Boston Dinner Cruise, Boston
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3-hours
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