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Boston: the most European of American cities

Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts, is located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at the point where lead the Mystic and Charles rivers, is one of the largest cities on the Atlantic coast of the United States, its metropolitan area is home to almost 6,000,000 people.

This is one of the oldest cities of the eastern United States, the city was founded in 1630 by a group of English puritans, had an active role during the American Revolution, famous is the Boston tea party of 1773, when was thrown into the sea the tea cluttered in English ships anchored in the port of Boston. The appearance of Boston, in his old part resembles more than any other American city to a European city.


Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, it was founded in 1630, today is the capital and the most populous city of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England with a metropolitan area population of 5,800,000.

A visit to Boston is interesting because the prominent role of the city in the American Revolution, several historic sites relating to that period are preserved as part of the Boston National Historical Park. The city is also know for its beautiful parks as Boston Common (the oldest public park in the United States), the Boston Public Garden, all part of the Emerald Necklace, a string of parks that encircle the city.

Other major parks are located on the Esplanade along the Charles River, while the largest parks in the city are the Franklin Park and the nearby Arnold Arboretum, and Stony Brook State Reservation. The district of Back Bay includes are very important landmarks such as the Christian Science Center, the Boston Public Library, Copley Square and Newbury Street.

Tha city is home to several museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, the Franklin Park Zoo, and the Children’s Museum.

A walk along the two and a half miles of the Freedom Trail is one of the best ways to understand and appreciate Boston and visit the historical attractions of the city.


The city is served by the Logan International Airport (BOS), that’s located in the East Boston. The airport has flights to destinations throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Latin America, and Europe, it’s the 19th largest airport in the USA, in terms of passengers (28,907,938 passengers, 2011 data).

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