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Notre Dame Basilica

385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-241-7496
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Ranked #5 of 141 attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I monument of Classic, a place of memories of your photos, a place of Art and Peace , palace where u can meditate, a place u will like to have,a place of history, a place of Philosophy.. a place u should visit

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

An awesome place to see when the lights are on. Our visitors were impressed with interiors and less so when the priest asked all visitors to leave as mass was beginning.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Loved this church. The most beautiful one I have ever seen. The guide was very good and had a great grasp of the history of this church. The amazing art work and stained windows are mind boggling. Truly a place I will never forget.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you ever go to Montreal, this is a must. Some people may argue that there is too much splendour, I do agree, but well worth seeing. The smaller chapel at the back, called Sacre Coeur , totally different and modern , also worth to visit

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family and I slipped into the church for a few moments of prayer and contemplation. The interior has a well deserved reputation for its beauty, but we were particularly impressed by the handsome exterior. It would be a mistake for visitors to miss this house of worship. My regret is that we were not there for any of the... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you're in the neighbourhood - pop in and have a look! It'll only take you five minutes but you'll be blown away by the gorgeous details inside. This landmark can be seen from afar - we could see if from the Ottawa River during our cruise and we found out that the steeples are lighted at nighttime while we... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Must visit. The building structure is beyond explanation. Not only is the cathedral ceiling fabulous, however the flying buttress are a marvel. Oh and let us not forget to mention the roof material ... Is it silver?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had to visit this place to worship and give thanks. We were surprised to meet a friend there. The artwork showed a long history of care and delicately maintained statues. The choir really set the tone due to the sound effects throughout the building. A must see and hear place in Ottawa.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had the chance to attend to a sunday mass there. And it was a very special experience. The Basilica is beautiful and it really transmits its charm to your soul.

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Basilica is a great stop to add to a walking trip along Sussex Dr. It is amazing to see the craftsmanship that built it so many years ago. More than just a Catholic Church.

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