WHAT TO VISIT IN BOSTON

In this article we are looking forward to convincing you to visit Boston. With an area of 232 square km and a population of nearly 6 million (in the metropolitan area), it is the capital and largest city of Massachusetts in the United States of America.

The city was founded in 1630 and is one of the oldest and richest economic centers, financial and cultural from the North-Eastern region of The United States, also being called as “the Athens of America” because of its cultural influences.

You have to visit Boston, mainly because it is a city designed for walking and, moreover, it offers several attractive places for its visitors. It appears that there are coming over 12 million visitors every year, both from the U.S. and across the globe.

The schedule for a day of visiting Boston can include a visit in the morning to the oldest park in the United States, called Boston Common. The destination in the afternoon is Victorian Back Bay, and in the evening the dinner is recommended to be served in Chinatown.

The streets with the greatest touristic importance in Boston are undoubtedly Acorn Street and Beacon Street. The first one of them is totally preserved from the nineteenth century, being the most famous and photographed street in town too. There you can find some of the most famous buildings due to their architecture and a leading place certainly belongs to the beautiful State House.

On this street there are located the most important works of Charles Bulfinch, the biggest designer in the American Federal style, including Somerset Club and Harrison Gray Otis House. Among the most important museums here are: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts and The Museum of Science.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a true Venetian palazzo. Here are some important collections of paintings, including several masterpieces such as “The Kidnapping of Europe” by Titian, “Hercules” by Piero della Francesca, or “El Jaleo” by Sargent. The first floor of the building is reserved for exhibitions of contemporary art.

The Museum of Fine Arts is a museum with a wide variety of exhibits: the masters of Renaissance and Baroque styles, the masterpieces of Impressionism, African masks, pottery and the works of contemporary American. Also in this museum you can also see one of the most important collections of American paintings, with over 60 works by John Singleton Copley, the greatest painter in Boston.

The French Impressionists are well represented here by a collection of 38 paintings created by authors recognized internationally, such as Monet, Renoir, Manet and Pisarro. Sounds appealing, isn’t it? Go and visit Boston and you will fall in love with it!

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