206 Clarendon St, Boston, MA, USA
Trinity Church Boston Reviews
Worth it for the architecture, but the self-guided tour isn't worth writing home about. Sep 14, 2008
Located two blocks North of the Back Bay T station, Trinity Church is an architectural landmark in the middle of the city. Completed in 1877, this building has been a part of Boston's skyline for over 130 years!
As you come upon the church you immediately notice how much it stands out from the skyscrapers surrounding it. The arches, the spires, the stained glass- it all comes together to form something classically beautiful and utterly unique to its surroundings. A walk around the building reveals picturesque cloisters and statues.
Once inside, it becomes clear that this place has a million stories to tell. The wooden floors creak with every step and the stained glass casts colored light the 131 year-old pews that rich and poor alike have shared. There are also multiple paintings and decorations adorning the walls that should be noticed.
A FREE guided tour is available every Sunday following the 11:15am mass. Tours are $6 a head otherwise- $4 if you are a student or senior citizen. For those not arriving in time for a guided tour, a self-guided tour is available for $6 as well and comes with a map. This is the option my fiance and I went with and personally did not care for it. I think the guided tour is the way to go.
Overall, a worthwhile visit if you have the time. At the very least drop by and see the exterior! No trip to Boston is complete without it.
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