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Underground City

Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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As featured in Montreal on a Budget
Ranked #63 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Type: Malls, Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers to the extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and... more » Owner description: Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers to the extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels all connected underground. « less
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What's confusing is the photo shown is the Eaton Centre which is a separate destination, part of the Underground City. The Underground City refers to Montreal's inter connected shopping (Eaton Centre or Place Ville Marie) and transit. If you like shopping you'll enjoy it. Otherwise if a mall is the last place you'd go on vacation, there are better alternatives.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a good time but we had trouble finding the exits we wanted. I would have liked a map of the entire rather than just a map of the section I was in. I agree with the other reviews of it just being a shopping mall that you can find anywhere but it's great if you want to be inside.

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Florida
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172 reviews 172 reviews
44 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Looking to walk around a mall ? Then here it is. There are several levels of shopping and fast food dining options. Good place to go if it rains or is too cold.

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Tampa, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

35 KM of continuous roof! We felt like a rat in a huge maze! It was raining so what a great way to shop and have lunch! Directions and maps are a MUST! So this is how the locals get by in the cold weather!

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culby
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It's basically an underground mall in tunnels. If you like shopping and the weather is bad, it's a great destination. Fantastic food court at the Eaton Center, we went down at the McGill Metro station which seems like a good place to start. There's a wax museum on the 5th floor (buy one get one free until June 21st). Don't... More

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Montreal, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I work in a coffee shop downtown and everyday, at least one person/tourist asks me about the underground city... it's nothing but a continuous shopping mall... under the city. Don't loose your time there and go visit the actual city, Montreal is so awesome! Go outside, do something fun ;)

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New York City, New York
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170 reviews 170 reviews
66 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Must visit in Montreal. Interconnected super mall of malls. Many many stores and floors in several malls. Now worries about snow flakes flying right into your eyes or mouth or drenching rain or reckless chill wind. Enter this shopping heaven from any of the zillion entrances and enjoy the shopping experience!

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boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This large underground mall has shops, a very extensive food court, and what seemed like miles of hallways. We weren't drawn to the shopping, but if you go at lunch time, the choices of foods is excellent. The surroundings are clean, bright, and comfortable. Just a caution - We entered the underground near Place D'Arms, which I do not recommend... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you like to shop, this is worth a visit. Basically a huge inter-connected shopping mall under the city. Lots of shops and eateries. Not a fantastic or unique tourist destination, but it's an interesting shopping experience.

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Conway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Enjoyed some of the shops, did not find the high end shops I was searching for. Confusing and not a lot of signage to help you find your way. the food court was decent.

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