"Christian Science Plaza" Mapparium - Christian Science Center Tip by dinhyen

  The Mother Church across the reflecting pool
by dinhyen

One of the most visually stunning buildings in Boston is The Mother Church located at Christian Science Plaza. The church is the world headquarter of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, a Christian movement which believes in spiritual healing. The Church, founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy, publishes the the well-known Christian Science Monitor.

The Mother Church's impressive appearance is a combination of the Romanesque original edifice and a Renaissance- and Byzantine-influenced extension. A large reflecting pool extends the length the church. The wide-open, airy plaza is a stark contrast to the crowded skyline nearby. The church complex is almost a piece of Europe in the heart of Boston.

You can go inside and stroll on a glass walkway that takes you inside a stained-glass globe. Entrance is gratuitous.

Address: 200 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Directions: Corner of Huntington Ave and Massachusetts Ave. Symphony or Prudential stop on the Green "E" line.
Phone: (617) 450-7000
Website: http://www.tfccs.com

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  • Updated Oct 1, 2002
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