"Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall Marketplace)" Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market Tip by smschley

Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market, Boston: 90 reviews and 183 photos


It?s hard to see how anyone would not love Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall Marketplace) with it?s quaint cafés and numerous boutiques. It has been a major victory for the city of Boston in changing a rundown section of the city containing old warehouses from the days of the shipping trade into a new tourist attraction. The market had double corridors of glass-canopied restaurants; boutiques; specialty shops featuring an extensive food court as well as a number of touristy Irish pubs. Vendors with carts offer souvenirs and other wares stand side by side with major chain outlets. At dusk the twinkling lights in the trees along the pedestrian walkways, made of some of the original cobblestone, transform Quincy Market into an amazing night scene.

The market consists of three block-long annexes: Quincy market, North market, and South market, each 535 feet long and across a plaza from Faneuil Hall. The structures were designed in 1826 as part of a public-works project, to alleviate the cramped conditions of Faneuil Hall and clean up the refuse that collected in Town Dock, the pond behind it. The central structure, made of granite, with a Doric colonnade at either end and topped by a classical dome and rotunda, has kept its traditional market-stall layout,

Address: 4 S Market St., Boston, MA 02109
Directions: From Park Street, take the Green Line (any car marked "Lechmere," "North Station," or "Government Center") one stop to Government Center. Take the escalator upstairs and walk across City Hall Plaza, down the steps and across the street to Faneuil
Phone: 617-523-1300
Website: http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 27, 2005
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