My dear Lola, 

If when discovering a new city, there’s no better way to do it but walking its streets … the best perspectives are always from its highest building top.

The Skywalk Observatory, located on Prudential Centre 50th floor, it offers the best city views in a 360 ° panoramic.

Audio guides are provided and included in the ticket fee in the following languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, French, Japanese and Mandarin. As well as the free access to its Multimedia Movie Theater which screens shorts films about Boston’s history, its city structure and organization, future plans and projections, etc.

skywalk observatory, boston, Prudential centre

skywalk observatory, boston, Prudential centre, multimedia video theater

Multimedia Video Theather at the Skywalk Observatory


  • The Skywalk Observatory & Exhibit is open 7 days a week; Winter Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Summer Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (last admission at 9:30 p.m.)
  • Before you come, be sure to call – 617.859.0648 – to confirm that Prudential Skywalk is open.  At times, it is closed to the public due to private events or weather conditions.
  • The entrance ticket is $18 for adults (16,20€), although university students, kids under 12 and CityPASS holders discounts are available. More information available at the Prudential Centre web page.

skywalk observatory, boston, Prudential centre

skywalk observatory, boston, Prudential centre

Tips and curiosities:

  • For those addicted to photography, it is advisable to climb to the top about an hour before sunset, to contemplate and enjoy the view both with daylight and with Boston’s night lighting.
  • The “Top of the Hub” restaurant is located at Prudential Tower’s 52nd floor, two floors above the Skywalk Observatory. For those who are NOT traveling on a budget, It might turn into the most romantic dinner ever with speechless views over the city of Boston.
  • The Skywalk Observatory is 749 feet high (228m), and the Prudential Center is the 2nd tallest skyscraper in the city (Although the 790 foot high -240m – John Hancock Tower is taller, its observation deck has been closed since September 11, 2001)

skywalk observatory, boston, Prudential centre

Have you ever been in such an observatory more than a hundred meters from the ground?



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