Christian Science Center
On the southern fringe of Boston's Back Bay resides one of the city’s most beautiful open spaces. A tranquil, 700-foot-long reflecting pool stretches out across Christian Science Plaza, which is home to two churches. Completed in 1894 by architect Franklin I. Welch, the Romanesque-style Original Mother Church features stained-glass windows that depict Bible Stories. The other church, Mother Church Extension, was designed in the Italian Renaissance style in 1906 by Charles Brigham and has a Byzantine-style dome and one of the largest organs in the world. Tours of both churches are free.
Tours of the church are available in several other languages, including Spanish, German, French and Dutch, but you must call ahead to schedule these.
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- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Parking Available