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The First Church of Christ, Scientist

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Reflecting pool-not

the view of the reflecting pool from the skywalk is currently disappointing due to it being... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
A wonderful complex of buildings

This is a well known Boston highlight near to Fenway park downtown Boston featuring some wonderful... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Bee H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Plaza is located in the heart of Boston and includes beautiful buildings and gardens, a fountain, reflecting pool, and more.
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

the view of the reflecting pool from the skywalk is currently disappointing due to it being renovated and covered up or re-designed we never did find out, but worth a visit anyway to view the buildings around it.More

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TeddyC373, Guest Relations Manager at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks so much for your visit to the Christian Science Plaza. The rebuild of the Reflecting Pool is ongoing, and we look forward to when it is once again a scenic highlight in Boston. Information about the ongoing Restoration and Repair Project, as well as...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

My wife and I visited during a week-long trip to Boston in early July. We had actually come to visit the Mapparium but on the advice of the personnel of the Mary Baker Eddy Library where the Mapparium is located, we ventured over to the...More

1  Thank MerelyATourist
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is a well known Boston highlight near to Fenway park downtown Boston featuring some wonderful buildings belonging to the Christian Science Church, guides are well informed and friendly and justifiably proud of the complex. Whilst the church is investing millions on renovations with a...More

Thank Bee H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Went for the Sunday morning 10am service. What a beautiful building inside and outside. Unfortunately the exterior grounds are under renovations and surrounded by chain link construction fencing but I can only imagine what it will be like when it is finished. I had heard...More

Thank AlanCarter
Reviewed 30 March 2018

The guided tour is very good and the interior of the church is very impressive. The big church is actually the second church. The first church is much smaller, connected to the back of the big church and only open during services. Well worth a...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We walked through some pretty industrial stuff on our way back to our hotel. There was a big building to the left and cement to the right.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Came here to see the mapparium but stopped in for a quick visit to the church. The pipe organ is magnificent and the domed ceiling is beautiful. The old building in front is beautiful as well. Unfortunately, the grounds are under construction so the area...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Christian Science Plaza is located in the corner of Massachusetts and Huntington Avenues. The Plaza is a calm and relaxing area despite being near the center of Boston. There is a reflecting pool and fountain, lawns and flower beds, all surrounded by beautiful buildings. I...More

2  Thank Irmgard H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The plaza is occupied by the church and the Mary Baker Eddy Library building, which is the headquarters for the church and where the Christian Science Monitor is published. The library is very nice and the Mapparium is located there. The Church is a very...More

1  Thank ilobbyms
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I always take out-of-towners to this beautiful, grand church and monument to an amazing woman. Almost all of them never heard of it before and would not have seen it if I hadn't insisted. Without exception, they all are fascinated and thank me for taking...More

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