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Underground City

Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Neighborhoods, Malls, Other, Shopping & Fashion
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Address: Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers...
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.
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boring shopping, and matrix like feeling of mazes

What do i say? We stayed warm during winter shopping (so do the junkies there on the floor) Its a maze of halls connected with basic shopping malls you would find in any small... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

What do i say? We stayed warm during winter shopping (so do the junkies there on the floor) Its a maze of halls connected with basic shopping malls you would find in any small town center. Nothing much to buy. It was an experience though and with -14F outside at least it was warm. It could be good if there... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had the opportunity to get around using the underground during the winter. If you are a shopper, you may have a difficult time finding what you are looking for, because this is such a large area to cover. However for a tourist, who is just trying to get some sights in, or even to get around Montreal with the benefit... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had heard so much about this underground mall, so we were expecting a little bit more. It is nice that you can stay indoors when the weather is poor, but it is all the same shops you see in any mall anywhere in Canada.

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almada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing underground shopping mall. Here you can have access to metro stations and several stores or restaurants.

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Ahmedabad, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A huge network of underground tunnels linking various malls, hotels and metro stations in downtown area. In winters when you can't go to restaurants and shopping because of the cold, this is a useful network where you can explore restaurants and shops near Bonaventure. You might get lost so look for signs when going to a specific place

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

They are not all underground, but they are all connected. A lot of shopping malls are well connected together and you will be lost in a maze of shopping store. If you are a true fan of shopping, you could spend all day in this area. If you are not, just spend 01 or 02 hours to enjoy and feel... More 

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

When in Montreal, do not miss the underground city with its miles of tunnels and passageways connecting buildings, hotels, department stores, various shops, subway, and rail station. On a frigid winter day, you can walk comfortably all day long from shops to restaurants without ever going outside in the cold. On a hot summer day, you can do the same... More 

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Rescue, Ca.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Montreal can get very cold and windy in the winter. Urban planners hit a homer with this one. More large northern cities need to have similar set ups.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We walked the underground on a cold Sunday afternoon. Basically just a shopping mall but we did find a Nutcracker market selling artisan goods. Nice that you can stay out of the bad weather.

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St. John's, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I loved all the different shops, you can find anything. Connects via train and subway very convenient to get around. There are two food courts, the lower one has the best food.

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