Bay Village Walk (Self Guided), Boston

The picturesque Bay Village is the smallest of all of Boston's neighborhoods and one of its hidden treasures. Carve out some time in your schedule to tour its streets to appreciate the historic architecture.

Over on Fayette and Melrose Streets, find excellent examples of Federal period houses, rows of grand homes that hark back to a different era in time. On Fayette Street, many of the English Neoclassical houses were built in the first half of the 19th century.

Within the six-block Bay Village area you can also see Art Deco architecture from later periods. One of the village's characteristic features is the well-preserved original red brick of many buildings. Another is the distinct and welcoming village feel to the place.

Other architectural highlights that are well worth checking out include the French Renaissance-style Our Lady of Victories Church on Isabella Street. The French Roman Catholic church was built in French Renaissance style and features 14 large German-designed stained glass windows. Each one depicts the life of Our Lady.

Then there is the castle at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Arlington Street. It was built toward the end of the 19th century and is the only castle in the city.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Bay Village Walk Map

Guide Name: Bay Village Walk
Guide Location: USA » Boston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: Linda

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