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Underground City

Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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As featured in Montreal on a Budget
Ranked #61 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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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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Rochester, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's a great IDEA but it is very difficult to find the entry and exit points, the locals spoke mainly French and couldn't efficiently guide me anywhere really and once we got to the mall, there weren't a lot of stores that really seemed interesting to me. After walking in circles, it seemed boring and not interesting. I feel like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We started entered far from our hotel and were able to make it all the way back underground! We didn't have to go back outside for anything! It was AWESOME! I loved the store there and the food court!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Confused tourists often stop me to ask excitedly where the underground city lies. Yes, it's underground but not like the catacombs or other ancient sites. Depending on where the tourist lives normally, the underground city is amazing or boring. If you are from Toronto or a few other large cities, even Paris, you might like to compare. If you live... More

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Victoria, Canada
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76 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very cool idea, especially for the cold winter months, but not really much more than a big sprawling shopping mall. We had a bit of trouble actually finding the entry and exit points that we wanted, but thankfully we encountered friendly locals to direct us the right way. Don't go if you aren't into shopping!

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's a a great idea and I'm sure the locals take advantage of what the underground city has to offer but if you're visiting Montreal for pleasure, there are better ways to spend your time. We checked it out, of course, and there is a plethora of shops and places to eat but at the end of the day, it's... More

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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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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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181 reviews 181 reviews
44 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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