Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall is a must see tourist attraction for any international visitor. Located near the waterfront and Government Center, the hall was built in 1742 as a meeting place as well as a market place. Samuel Adams as well as others patriots once used the hall to give speeches for independence from the British.
Faneiul Hall was built between the years 1740- 1742 by artist John Smibert. It was supposed to model an English style market place. The name given was due to it being funded by wealthy merchant Peter Faneuil. In 1960 it was designated as a national landmark and restored in 1992.
Today the market place is livelier than ever. In conjunction with Quincy Market, the area is filled with vendors inside and out, you should never leave empty handed. Many local artisans come to sell their crafts and gadgets. Street performers and cartoon artists also make for good entertainment while you shop.
Inside the main corridor of Quincy Market you'll find cuisine from all parts of the world. Anything from brick oven pizza to sausages and don't forget the delicious Italian gelato for dessert. There's always something to satisfy your hunger and quench your pallet. The area is truly a delight for all ages.