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Notre Dame Basilica

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Address: 385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Phone Number: 613-241-7496
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Description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin...
This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
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Notre Dame Basilica: One of the most solemn Churches in the City.

This place is very spiritual and very aesthetically pleasing. It is indeed a work of art and very pleasant to see. The atmosphere in this Church is overwhelming in a good way.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place is very spiritual and very aesthetically pleasing. It is indeed a work of art and very pleasant to see. The atmosphere in this Church is overwhelming in a good way.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful Basilica. We went for Mass and it was breathtaking to see the stained glass and architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We ducked i here after visiting the National Gallery and found even more artwork! The detailed carving and painting throughout the church is worth the visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This beatiful church just across the national Gallery so the choices it is hard,amazing architecture stained glass well worh a visit one thing missing little bit more literature for visitors for easy navigate the church

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Port Perry, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wow! What a place to spend half an hour. Free admission and jaw-droppingly beautiful! Even my kids who thought it would be boring were impressed

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Lakefield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A beautiful example of an older style of church - lives up to is reviews and just aross the street from the National Gallery so we just walked across for a short visit before getting our car from tne underground parking at the Gallery.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Basilica itself is stunning. Beautiful architecture, stained glass and iconography. It would have been helpful to have a bit more detail within the church outlined/described/explained in literature that visitors could use to navigate the church. Well worth a visit though, especially being across the street from the national Gallery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Enjoyable - but wish they had people to explain some of the history of some of the artifacts. Nice to learn different aspects.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very prominent Basilica in Ottawa. Lovely architecture and located in the lower town/market area of Ottawa. Located across the street from the National Gallery of Art along Sussex Drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A nice way to see more in less time. Takes about 5 minutes and is very pretty. It is interesting that the outside towers are silver. If you have seen many chruches (e.g. in Russia or Europe) this will not be very different from thouse, but it is still nice.

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