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Boston’s Freedom Trail – USA

Walk and remember thousands of years of the history of modern America, knowing the events that marked the nation, an incredible architecture that will make you travel in time and feel the revolutionary spirit. In this city, nicknamed the Cradle of Freedom, the seeds of the American Revolution were sown, in which Paul Revere was the protagonist of leaving the city in 1775 to warn the militia of the British attack.

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On the US part of the North American coast, the city of Boston has kept its old architecture, mostly made up of tablets houses, very well preserved. Definitely the best way to travel this beautiful city is by walking, it is easy and fun, plus you will take in every detail of what you are admiring and you will get to know the streets that give an European air much better.

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The streets maintain this European air precisely because Boston grew up surrounded by European settlers who arrived in the mid-seventeenth century. Several events took place in this city, such as the revolution, which was caused by the strong loyalty of the Europeans to the British Crown, as well as the law of the Stam in 1765 and the proposal against setting taxes on tea.

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There is no direction in itself to walk the path of freedom, which is about 4.8 km long and you can travel in any direction; however, the most used starting point by tourists is the oldest public park in America, the Boston Common. In front of this park is the Massachusetts state House, with golden-colored cupolas. In addition, you will be able to see the cornerstone of the building and its iconic golden roof, placed by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, governor of the state in 1795.

The path continues through the church of Park Street until the burial of the barn, in which the protagonists of the American Revolution, the children of freedom, are buried. Continueing along Tremont Street, you will pass through the King’s Chapel and you can spend the afternoon sitting on its high side benches. In the garden, you will see a statue of Boston’s favorite son and one of the founding fathers of Modern America, Benjamin Franklin.

There used to be a brick building on the corner that had an old bookstore, which housed Ticknor & Fields, one of the largest publishers in the United States. That bookstore is now a jewelry store. In front you will find the old house of meetings of the South, one of the centers of the revolution.

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From the whole route, there is a special building that is the most endearing, the old State House that has a tower of praying columns. Its magic is found in the glass skyscrapers that are around it. This House was used as a meeting place for British rulers of the United States.

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The route continues along a narrow street with original city pubs and the city’s oldest restaurant, opened in 1826. It has gone through some changes, but the Oyster bar is still very popular. There are many Italian restaurants and cafes, which were also home to Paul Revere, a wooden board house In the North Square, you will get a glimpse of how life used to be in Boston. In the Church of the North, there is a statue of elaborated bronze that commemorates his ride to warn its people about the British attack.  

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One of the favorite places for Boston residents is the Charles town Naval Shipyard, home to the USS constitution.Then the trail will take you to Bunker Hill, a hill with a wonderful green park, and on top of a monument you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the city. It is here that the path of freedom comes to an end and to its highest level. Only with 4.8 miles will you know the story of how modern America was born.

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