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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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Sun 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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a really beautiful church all the hand carved wood work is just wonderful and acoustics of church is excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

a really beautiful church all the hand carved wood work is just wonderful and acoustics of church is excellent

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We just happened to walk by and my husband wanted to check it out. It is a stunning church. I could have spent hours just looking around. Make sure you note the times of church activies because if they are in a service they have a sign noting no tourist( ie picture being taken) during that time.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Much like the Notre Dame in Montreal. Not sure why the similarity. Amazing architecture. Please be mindful when visiting though, this is a house of God! Dont go clicking pics when there is a mass going on!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Worth even a quick visit. Beautiful interior and historic building. I attended a Christmas concert here, which was very nice, but also visited beforehand. Not to be missed.

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Ottawa for the day and had read online that this church was a must do while there. Walked past it initially and doors were closed, so kept going, on our way back we noticed the doors were open so thought we'd go inside. I was in awe - it is absolutely gorgeous. I could only imagine the beautiful... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had no real intention of going here, but as I was walking by the door was open and I decided to go have a look. It's probably the most beautiful church I have ever been in (despite the huge crowds of people coming in off the street to have a look). I believe there was a man near the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is absolutely beautiful. Do make it a priority when in Montreal. The Basilica offers tours in both French and English, and we did listen in to a good portion of the English tour. They discussed the history of the Basilica, from it's founding to present day. Be sure and have your camera settings ready for low lighting. It... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

One of the most beautiful religious buildings in Canada. Incredible stained glass windows. Quiet space for prayer and contemplation. Be respectful of those who are there to pray. Regular organ recital from the massive Cassavant pipe organ.

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Grand Forks, ND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

...But it's all old white men (plus Mary) in the paintings and statues. Kind of gets old... The outside is stunning as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our group of family and friends went to Ottawa for the "Tulip Festival" and went to hear mass on this lovely Notre Dame Basilica. This church is one of the oldest churches in Ottawa. Very beautiful architecture inside and out. The details of the carvings are amazing. They are even using the pipe organ and the sound is fantastic. It... More 

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Additional Information about Notre Dame Basilica

Address: Address: 385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Phone Number: 613-241-7496
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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