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Notre Dame Basilica

Address: 385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada (Byward Market Area)
Phone Number: 613-241-7496
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Ranked #8 of 119 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My mom requested this visit. It was difficult finding the disability parking and entrance which was located at the top. Most areas were accessible, but not always easy to find. The view was nice from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It is beautiful on the inside with the wood-carved saints at the altar and paintings of Christ on the cross, etc. Even though it is a large building, it maintains a comfortable (welcoming) feeling on the inside. An excellent experience all-round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This Cathedral is something to see! The inside job was redone and its is brighter and glorious to see. I was in awe to see such a beautiful Cathedral in the heart of Ottawa. There is also a small gift shop at the entrance of the Cathedral. I encourage anyone to see especially when there is a big celebration being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the EU Country Christmas Concert early December with our friends. It was just simply beautiful to hear the three choirs sing Christmas / Traditional carols in the 27 languages of the current EU countries. A Christmas treat not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My girlfriend and I were walking past and decided to take a look inside. It was amazing. The ceiling was a breathtaking royal blue and it's incredibly ornate. We sat quietly and absorbed the architecture for 10 minutes before leaving. If you can appreciate beauty like this it's definitely worth a visit.

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Come inside. Prepare to give a donation. Absorb the marvels of the Creation!!! Enough said, you need to see it and experience it for yourself!

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Ellenville, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I am very into this type of architecture so I visit churches, cathedrals and basilica's everywhere I go. This one had limited access. The one in Montreal is far superior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Though it seems rather plain from the outside, the basilica is a thing of beauty inside. A lovely blue heaven scattered with golden stars soars overhead. Vivid stained glass windows surround the sanctuary. The chancel holds a remarkable collection of sculptures of Biblical figures. It is a quiet oasis of beauty, and a wonderful place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

By meer chanc, i walked into the church right before the start of the sunday mass. As a person of reformist education i have hardly ever attended a catholic mas. But this ceremony was utterly impressive to me. Accompanied by a wonderful choir and organ music. The interior of the basilica is very nice and pieceful. I can only recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have always loved visiting Roman Catholic cathedrals and basilicas for two things--its ornate designs and its quiet reverence. This one has an exterior that boasts its twin spires and its interior is equally, if not more, stunning with the blue ceiling, the stain glass windows that depicts the life of the Savior and the woodwork. Strictly no photos during... More 

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