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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 #12 of 249 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This Catholic church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the World, was modeled after Rome's St. Peter's Church.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

An impressive golden cathedral, with great statues and paintings, and the beautiful altar. This is not the biggest cathedral in town, but desirves an hour of your day to be appreciated.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Though I am rudimentary at best in French, I still enjoyed Mass at this truly beautiful church. The marble altar and beautiful statues were amazing.

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Architecture is great, paints on the wall. Wow! The high ceiling, apparently this place is like Basilic St. Peter in Roma, but at a lower scale. A place to see if you visit Montreal.

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206 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral (Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde), is a minor basilica in Montreal, and the seat of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal. When we visited this house of worship not many people were in it and we took our time strolling around the building admiring the architecture and the art. Photography is permitted.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

While lacking the ancient mystique of old world cathedrals,this more "modern" basilica is still,none the less ,a marvel to see!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The third largest church in Montreal, Marie-Reine-du-Monde is a miniature version of St.Peter's at the Vatican. One of my favorite sights there was an impressive stucco crucifix sculpted by Philippe Hébert. Also stunning is the baldachin, a covering over the altar. It was created in Rome in 1900 by Victor Vincent and is a reproduction of the famous 'baldacchino' in... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This church was our favorite out of all the ones that we saw in Montreal during our trip. It was large and well light and there were tiled mosaic areas.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A quarter size replica of St Peter's in the Vatican with a quarter of its grandeur. Without doubt the Notre-Dame Basilica ten minutes away on foot is far more impressive.I sat through a Mass where the words despite a sound system were lost.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had some time to kill before going to collect our hire car, so we decided on a visit, the Cathedral being right next to our hotel, and were very glad we did, especially as we had the place to ourselves (it was 8am on a Sunday morning). We recognised the similarity with St Peter's, Rome, but I had not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is exquisite in detail though very dark since not many of the window are large. It does not compare to the great European ones though

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