Boston has a knack for creating curious visual juxtapositions, and one of the most remarkable is in Copley Square, where H. H. Richardson’s 19th-century Romanesque Trinity Church reflects in the blue-tinted glass of the decidedly 20th-century John Hancock Tower. The breathtakingly beautiful church was named a National Historic Landmark in 1971 and has earned the American Institute of Architects’ distinction of being among the ten greatest buildings in the country.
206 Clarendon St
“T” station: Copley Sq (green line) & Back Bay (orange line)
617 536 0944 (church)
Church open for self-tours 9am–5:30pm Mon–Sat, 1pm–5pm Sun
Bookstore Open 9am–6pm Sun–Fri, 9am–5pm Sat
Adm: $6 (tours: $6)