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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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An incredible labyrynth

We got off at the McGill stop and went through a series of underground malls. We stumbled around, actually looking for a chocolate shop, which we eventually found. There are at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Greenwich CT

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We got off at the McGill stop and went through a series of underground malls. We stumbled around, actually looking for a chocolate shop, which we eventually found. There are at least 4 different malls that are all connected. I suggest you do more investigation than we did to see which ones you want to see.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A must see for tourists, the Underground city of Montreal is a great place to explore, shop and eat during a rainy or cold day.

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Had no idea of the extend of the 'Underground City' -- it is HUGE. About every type of good/service you can think of (except big box). Also an array of restaurants. Guessing this is because of the very cold weather in the winter -- you definitely don't have to venture out to shop and it is connected to most of... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great area to go shopping. It's kind of a maze under there, but ask people along the way and they'll point you in the correct direction. I didn't really find any great deals, but it was fun to walk around and hang out with the locals. There are a lot of food options in this area. I was here during... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

One of the great unsung attractions of Montreal. It all started with PVM and now goes from the Bay West to Simons. There are hundreds of shops , too many restaurants to count , movies , restrooms and all brightly lit. This is a huge enterprise especially attractive during our long winters. Take the Metro or park your car and... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Going into it, I knew the Underground City was a large mall but I still wanted to see it for myself and I wasn't disappointed! It's pretty cool to think that there are four levels of shopping underground - it's a neat concept! I also ate lunch there in the food court, and was surprised at how many options I... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It's a big underground mall that goes over several buildings. Some parts of it are clean and some parts of it are horribly dirty. It was a good way to navigate on a cold day. It's a place to get a quick fast food type lunch.

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Worth saying you stopped at at but still just similar shopping malls connected together. Nothing special.

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Underground City on a rainy Monday in Montreal. It was nothing spectular! Lots of shops and restaurants, but no different from what you could find above ground! Somewhat difficult to navigate! Average, at best!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Frozen Northland is how some of my guests describe Montreal in the winter. No worries I tell them because we have many kilometers of walking spaces and trails under the city. We also have hundreds of acres in retail space, so shopping, museums, clinics, theater and culture is a breeze to find.

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Address: Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > 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.