Harvard University, Cambridge

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A center of knowledge and education with a history stretching back to the 17th century, Harvard University is one of the world’s most famous and respected academic institutions. Private tours are available, offering visitors a chance to explore the grounds, and get acquainted with the university’s history and campus life. You can opt for a free, student-led tour, where your guide will provide information about the university and share personal experiences. If you prefer to wander on your own, take a self-guided tour with the help of a downloadable application for your mobile device. Put Harvard University at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cambridge sightseeing site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    What else can I say about Harvard? As a Foreign Medical Graduate I was blessed enough to do my postgraduate training at one of the major teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School , that has a great...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    From downtown Boston's becomes the number 1 bus (impossible confused because the destination is Harvard and they carry the poster). The ticket can be paid with cash on the bus. 2 u$ S per person. The journey is about 20 '. You can download before on any campus, or go to the main area. We did it alone but there are guided stuff if you are interested to have more specific data and history. The ride is through the gardens. To enter the buildings it is necessary the student ID. Impress your chill almost large hospital. There you das account that you are going to study hard at Harvard. Your mind will not be a distraction. Cement buildings and trees. Not impact me beyond that. Outside are the gift stores with nice things. Faces. And the inevitable Starbucks Coffee that never ceases to be your travel companion.
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  • October 4, 2017
    I loved Harvard, the sense of history, the amazing museums and collections. What is not to love about this place. If you're a movie buff you will spot some locations from the films shot in the area. I...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Brilliant, education system. I went their for 5 years! The structure and history back ground is outstanding. Would love to go back, and is the only school you can say ' I want to go back to school'. Met very intelligent people. I studied law, but left and moved to Oxford University.
  • June 3, 2017
    Speechless, this university gains the tremendous amount of attention and popularity globally. Marked as one of the must go-to universities. I warn you if you get in, don't you dare drop out. Work hard to get in, pay it off with ongoing effort regardless regrets. This university is seriously no joke. There's no time for you mess up , get it straight and one step at a time. Work hard, you'll be there before you know it.
  • April 11, 2017
    my mother got her master's here. I was 5 years old. I remember her graduation fondly. as an adult I live a full-time life as a creative. i'm a self taught filmmaker and I was able to interview Russell Simmons in the same place my mother graduated from. I have a lot of memories here as a child and it was awesome to come back and create my own..
  • June 27, 2017
    Harvard is very costly. They sell education just like products. It's like only rich people can send their son/daughter. But truely talented boys or girl can't go their because it cost too much than other university (not all).
  • April 28, 2017
    Came here on a field trip. No idea why we came here... But it was fun, nonetheless. Sure can't afford to go here, so it was never in the cards. But it was fun to walk around the campus. I remember the large trees and the brick buildings. But, like I said, I was young.

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Where to stay in Cambridge

As the home of two renowned universities, Cambridge caters mainly to the families of current or prospective students. You can stay near the university campuses by booking your room at a student-oriented bed and breakfast or guesthouse, which offer simple, comfortable lodging for a fraction of the price charged by the big chains. If you don't mind paying more and wish to stay near the city's major cultural attractions, consider a hotel just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.
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