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Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde

1085 de la Cathedrale | (René-Lévesque W. and Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V3, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514 866 1661
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Ranked #14 of 240 attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This Catholic church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the World, was modeled after Rome's St. Peter's Church.
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Lakewood, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Though the Notre Dame Basilica is the flashier option for many travellers (and is located in Old Montreal, vs the more modern business district site for the Cathedral), the Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde is among the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. Where to start - on the main entrance side, the bronze statues of the saints on the outside of... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

from out side this Cathedral is really look like St. Peter in Miniature :) the architecture is the same great as Rome St.Peter. Located in the busy street packed with so many great hotel and restaurant make this cathedral is out standing place when you need quietness and the interior is breath taking as well. the statue and all the... More

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Leimen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While the other famous church in Montreal is inspired by its Paris namesake, Notre Dame, this one is a citation of St. Peter's in Rome. This becones very evident once one sees the baldachin over the central altar, which looks strikingly similar to the one in Rome. Overall a very harmonic building, somewhat subdued in colour when compared to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Cathedral was next door to our hotel and we went in on a whim. It was beautiful inside and out and very quiet. I would highly recommend seeing it if you enjoy cathedrals

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Mississauga,Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Mary Queen of the World Basilica is listed as a minor basilica in Montreal, so I was surprised when I stepped inside. It is breathtaking! The basilica is modeled after St Peter's in Rome, I felt like I was actually in a church in Italy.The architecture and the artwork is so worth seeing. We went to Sunday Mass and it... More

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This church is smack in the middle of several skyscrapers. Across the street from the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. Very nice inside. Interesting to read the plaques hanging around the church. Gives you a sense of it's history. Admittance is free, unlike Notre Dame. A good place to visit.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I highly recommend visiting this church. There is nothing like it in Texas! I had a very peaceful tour of church and admired the artwork very much.

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Yes, this is a replica of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. There is even a "Bernini" canopy. We popped in during Sunday mass and listened to some lovely organ music. What was more interesting was the archeological dig going on next door in the old cemetery. If you are interested in that, try to go to the daily tour.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Easily seen from Boulevard René this huge cathedral stands magnificent. There is no entrance fee and the friendly guy at the entrance greets you and hand you a information brochure. The information is on both French and English and is really good. Well worth visiting. The cathedral is absolutely beautiful.

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Peachland, Bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I walked in and my first thought was, "It's the Vatican" and sure enough as I read the plaque outside afterwards it states that the Vatican was the inspiration. From the Dome to the Arch beneath the dome, the circle around it, to the wings and the columns and statues. Pretty much a replica.

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