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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 #6 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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Ellenville, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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Fairfield
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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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Zurich
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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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have visited the Notre Dame Cathedrals in Paris, Montreal and Ottawa. The church is lovely and very interesting. No photos are allowed

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Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place was on the list to visit anyway. It is worth a stop to see the magnificent interior. When we walked in, someone was rehearsing a J.S. Bach piece I was familiar with- I know it as Sinfonia - and we sat down to enjoy.

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ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visited the Basilica in July. It was so nice. Had not been there in 13 yrs. Also brought along my family to see. They had not seen this church before. They loved it also. It's grandiose ..

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The beauty of the interior and the stories told with the wood carvings had me wanting to stay for services - just so I could experience the full spirituality of this site.

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Centreville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a heart-warming church. If you are in ottawa, you have to stop by to see this beauty and get the blessings.

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ajax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Everything was awesome! We went to the biligual service. Very solemn service.Don't just visit the church go to the actual service and be blessed like moi!

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