A Venetian palazzo right near the Back Bay Fens, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a beautiful and inspiring place. Built in Boston out of new materials, the palazzo incorporates architectural fragments from European Gothic and Renaissance structures. The museum holds an amazing collection including paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, prints, drawings, and rare books and letters.
The covered inner courtyard is our favorite aspect of the building. It has a glass roof and a steel support structure. The museum has a music hall, where you can attend small concerts. A fun quirk of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: anyone named Isabella (like the museum founder) gets free admission and is invited to occasional special events. Have you visited The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum?
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located at 280 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115
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