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Underground City

Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #69 of 240 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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ORLEANS
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 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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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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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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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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