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Notre Dame Basilica

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Address: 385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Phone Number: 613-241-7496
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Mon 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin...
This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
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Don't try the center door

...because if you do, you will think the church is closed. We tried the right center, and that was unlocked. While you expect it to be a very impressive cathedral, it will still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Pine Bush, New York
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Pine Bush, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

...because if you do, you will think the church is closed. We tried the right center, and that was unlocked. While you expect it to be a very impressive cathedral, it will still impress you with its vaulted ceilings, side altars, and carvings. It makes a nice stop if you are walking from Parliament Hill to the Royal Mint.

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Chatham, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Wow! what a beutiful building, great location, next to basilica you must visit Memories of Ottawa restaurant, just stunning, we did nit have a chance to eat, next time for sure!

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Calgary, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I am not religious by any means and I rarely step foot inside of a Church or any other place of worship. This building is a significant landmark in Ottawa and should be treated as such. The outside is monumental and the inside is absolutely breathtaking. Stained glass windows, large arches reaching to the ceiling and amazing colours throughout. Take... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The outside of the basilica look so new and simple and once you step in, it's like a different world. Complex decorations, statues, stained glass and of course lots of tourists. Could sit down to pray at the same time praise the creation of God.

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Penfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

You probably won't spend a lot of time here but it is worth stopping in and looking at the beautiful building. Both inside and out is spectacular. The pipe organ is something! If you get a chance to listen to them playing go for it!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Catholic or not, this place is a must see. If you can, try to take in a service (about an hour). The church made us feel very welcome and we were amazed by the inside of the building. The service included a children's choir that was amazing.

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Burlington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The interior of the basilica is truly amazing. Every inch of it is covered with magnificent carvings. The windows are beautiful and the organ music that seems to be always playing is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A great church to visit...very ornate and plenty of beautiful statues and lots of stain glass....Parking in the back ($)

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North Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a beautiful cathedral. It is a beautiful embodiment of how faith inspires art and functionality. We were unable to take a tour with a guide and may have enjoyed it more if we had had someone relating its history to us in story.

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BARRIE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Don't let the exterior fool you, the architecture inside is trully stunning! If you have the opportunity, seek out a guide and take the time to learn about the construction.

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