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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 #10 of 250 things to do 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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Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As others have mentioned the Basilica is worth dropping into see. It may not be as glamorous as the one in Montreal or Europe but it still offers a lot to see as far as architectural and stained glass windows . Also offers good historical history.

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Every year I go back to the Basilica at least several times as I enjoy the beautiful church with all its decorations. As a Catholic I enjoyed a wedding ceremony some twelve years ago when our daughter decided to get married there in the middle of january. The setting is majestic and cannot be equalled and all attendees were awestruck... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If are a church architectural viewer.. you'll fall in love with Ottawa's Basilica an amazing period of art an peaceful for the weary after a long day's walk in our beautiful city. We have many beautiful churches but none rival this in it's splendor.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A surprisingly beautiful church in the downtown core. Regardless of your religious inclinations, at least pop in and take a look!

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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Dont be intimidated, they encourage visitors. Worth a look inside. If you are lucky they will tell you about the history and maybe show you the crypts. A beautiful piece of architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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