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Underground City

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Address: Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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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Great place to shop if its winter

While there were lots of shops i preferred being outside. Easy to get lost as i did not find many maps nor information booths to ask where I was going

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Nova Scotia CANADA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There so many store! This mall was great. We spent about three hours there and found a great games store on the food court level. Will definitely return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

While there were lots of shops i preferred being outside. Easy to get lost as i did not find many maps nor information booths to ask where I was going

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great for shopping, but be prepared to do a lot of walking & getting lost. You can spend all day without seeing daylight.

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Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This underground shopping area goes on and on and on, and everything is here of course. It might be easy to get lost except for the fact that there are helpful employees that cover the area and are informative. So much so, that they practically escort you to what you are looking for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

By taking Metro, you can shop for hours and hours in connected stores and malls without going outside. Something for everyone. Can be a bit confusing, so make sure if it's your first time that you pay attention to the exit you need.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've never had a weakness for shopping. My Boyfriend and I left to hotel on a snowy saturday morning wondering what we could do while the weather was so bad. We decided on checking out the underground city, which is basically malls and shops connected by underground passageways. For a moment I thought I had walked right into Toronto, finding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This underground city is great you have stores all over the place.. The only downfall is we were visiting and they didn't have maps to show you how to get any were...Maps is a must for people who don't come from there... a must see..

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It is huge, hundreds of stores and food courts, you find acces almost anything you need from churches to a train station, ice skating and hockey stadium.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A little bit hard to follow the map at 1st attempt but once you get the hang of it you never need to go outside again' plenty of shops and places to eat, controlled temperature, entry from my hotel into the system excellent

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Gatineau Quebec
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

if you are in Montreal, it is in part because you want to experience the vitality on the street, see the people, enjoy the sites. you get none of that underground. just hurried people going from work to home or vice versa. use it if you want to be in from the inclement weather but expect endless corridor and endless... More 

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Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.