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Underground City

Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #70 of 244 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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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The underground city is an impressive feat, but it's not really worthy of being targeted on your travels. As a matter of convenience, it's quite excellent though during the cold/rainy months. If you're on the way to the metro, then passing through it along the way is the best way to see it.

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I think the only good thing is that it is a way to walk without getting wet from the rain or cold from winter. Really nothing to see. I think the name Underground City is more intriguing than it is!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My wife might as well be a professional shopper, but passed on it in this expensive district. None the less, we were both impressed with the sheer size of the place. It is 17 miles long and we probably covered a sixth of it, at best. Yet, if you like to people watch and if the weather is especially cold... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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155 reviews 155 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Montreal's Underground City, called RÉSO in Montreal, is a set of interconnected complexes (both above and below ground) in and around Downtown Montreal. It is one of the largest underground complexes in the world. We only visited a small section of the underground, which I understand stretches for over 20 miles. In a city with weather as harsh as Montreal... More

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ORLEANS
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went there with some friends and did some shopping. We all loved it. But it's super hot. If you go, where short sleeves.

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Old Man Bay, Grand Cayman
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you like variety, like to walk and like to shop then a must do. Taxes are high so a little pricey but you still can find good bargains like Suzy Shier.The GST tax is refundable when you leave Canada.

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Adelaide, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Love the concept...understand why...still weird. You lose your perception of direction and time. No idea where you are. Really interesting as a visitor but the contents are really one long mall - about 30kms of mall! Worth a look and quick search!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had no idea we had entered the fabled Underground City, because all we found was a sprawling mall with people running to catch their trains. If you have chance to check out this "attraction," don't bother.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place can be visited in everyday life in a common building. There were just some brand shops such as H&M. If you have time, go and visit it, but keep in mind that there are much better options in such a beautiful city.

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New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Venturing through the Underground City was another thing I knew I wanted to do in Montreal. However, it took us a while to figure out how to get underground. Super helpful to know that signs that say RES are where you can enter. We were walking above it right by our hotel for a while until we realized this. It... More

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