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Quincy Market - Faneuil Hall Market place- Best attractions in Boston

Boston is known for its rich history and incredible sites. One of the city's most popular attractions is Quincy Market, a historical building located in downtown Boston near Faneuil Hall. It was built between 1824 and 1826 as a vast marketplace where various vendors could sell their products using their vendor stalls.

The market was named after the mayor of Boston, Josiah Quincy who built the market without any debt or taxation. The building was designed by Alexander Parris as a long rectangle with a long hallway down the middle, and had New England Granite on the exterior and red brick walls in the interior. Quincy Market stood at two stories high, was 535 feet long and covered 27,000 square feet of space.

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By the 1970s, Quincy Market began decaying and thanks to private and public funds, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace was born incorporating the old Quincy Market. The Faneuil Marketplace opened in 1977 as space for vendors selling meat and produce and other products. It included three long granite buildings called North Market, Quincy Market and South Market which now has an open and indoor mall.

Today, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall marketplace make up a popular shopping district in downtown Boston andattract over 18 million visitors annually. It has over a hundred shops and over a dozen delicious restaurants, and a lot of things to do on its quaint cobblestone streets.

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace is the perfect place to spend an entire day while in Boston, and you'll never run out of things to see and do. If you're an avid shopper, you will have a great time in the marketplace, exploring the various stores selling everything from men and women's apparel, jewelry, home furnishings, souvenirs, leather, luggage, and health, bath and beauty products. There are also tons of kiosks and carts selling various products. If you're into art, be sure to check out the marketplace's many galleries.

Quincy Market is a popular place for lunch and has tons of food choices that you will enjoy. You can get anything from Indian food, American, Mexican, Italian, and Asian cuisines. Or you can enjoy deli sandwiches, pizzas, barbeque, bakery goods, desserts, and ice cream. There are also various cafés, bars and pubs if you want to get a drink.

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Shopping and dining are not the only things to do while at Faneuil Marketplace. There is always tons of entertainment going on. There are a lot of events planned out throughout the year at Faneuil Marketplace and you'll always find something to check out such as jazz concerts and car shows. There are also various street performers and outdoor events going on at Faneuil Marketplace and a ton of musical and variety actswhich allow for a great atmosphere and makes this popular Boston shopping destination a treat to visit.

If you are planning on visiting the Faneuil Hall Marketplace while in Boston, note that operating hours are from 10 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday, and from 12 pm and 6 pm on Sunday. If you're planning on driving to the market, there is discounted parking available on 75, State Street Garage which is open 24 hours. You can get $3 off with Faneuil Hall Marketplace validation on weekdays.

Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are located on 4 S Market Street, between Leo M Birmingham Parkway & Centola Street in downtown Boston.

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