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Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-491-3434
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Welcome to Harvard Square Each year, over 8 million men, women and children visit Harvard Square. Visitors come for a variety of reasons; this is a place of history, of books, of ideas, and of learning. It is a place of bookstores and coffee houses, of fine dining and eclectic shopping. It is a place of folk music and old theaters, of Cuban ballet and world-class music, of street-performers and award-winning pizza, of public discourse, and public art. Whatever brings you here, we welcome you and hope you enjoy your stay.
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't know about this square and just wanted to see some of Harvard campus. Great surprise. Busy streets around with little stores and restaurants. Lots of people and just minutes away from the John Harvard statue. And subway station just there. Worth a visit...More

Thank Mats G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great area for shopping and local dining. Everything is in walking distance and is clean and well maintained. Every type of food available in the area. Can't go wrong spending time at Harvard Square.

Thank WesleyMCPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harvard square is a little picturesque square, full of live. Place where one just wants to be. I felt there happy.

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very busy place with many people walking through or looking for food and Harvard merchandise. I few places to park cars, but I preferred to stick to walking around the area.

Thank LoveVirginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a historical place to visit, very lively. Although I found it very dirty most of the time, lots of people and trash out on the street.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I came to Boston in 1970, Harvard Square was the place to go. Most of the shops and restaurants were individually owned and quite famous in some cases (e.g., the unique coffee shop that has been replaced by Starbucks, The Wurst House, The Tasty,...More

1  Thank sherpadog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Harvard was on our bucket list. It's not possible to visit Harvard without seeing Harvard Square. We walked the campus for about an hour. We then walk all over the square including breakfast and lunch. The most shocking aspect was the homeless. We were...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember when Legal Sea Food was a fishmarket in Somerville and Harvard Square was quaint, filled with student hangouts. It's now a Disneyland shopping mecca filled with chain stores, pretentious shops and trendy hotels & restaurants for all the visiting tourists. The "Out of...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to hang around with. Square is actually a triangular yard where you can spend some time looking around street performer, some begging people and lots of choices of food around the square. Also can get Harvard University related souvenirs.

Thank Rajiv S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

anchored by the train station, the surrounding historic buildings bustle with shops, restaurants and businesses - active pedestrians all day long - find a bench and people watch

Thank gymcorridor
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18 August 2016|
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Response from Yasser S | Reviewed this property |
Parking there is difficult and paid in the streets infront the square I would recommend to take the red line and enjoy walking around