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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 147 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
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Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I heard the bilingual mass, which I honestly think is confusing. They should have set a schedule for each English and French mass. But don't get me wrong, it was still a very peaceful place. The outside was not as great as the one in Montreal, but the inside was so beautiful. The details are incredible and the ceiling was... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Went in here on a cold morning and stayed for about 45mins. Extremely beautiful and peaceful. Ceiling was the best bit. Staff very respectful of people sitting wanting peace and didn't clean around me until I'd left.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Notre Dame Basilica is located directly across from the National Gallery of Art. From the outside it is attractive (with nice twin spires), but not overpowering. Inside the cathedral, the space surprisingly balances grandeur with warmth. You will be much more impressed with the inside than out. Somehow it seems bigger inside! The pipe organ, along with myriad of... More

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on our walk around the downtown as I had heard it was worth a stop in. We just went to pop our heads in the side door to see what the fuss was about. We ended up spending almost an hour just mesmerized by the detail and the beauty of the church. Definitely... More

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