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McGill University

805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
514-398-6555
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Ranked #20 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Type: Educational Sites
Description: Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The campus was not what I expected. It looked ok, but if you compare it the some old American universities it's a disappointment. We didn't actually go into any of the buildings, so it might have been better.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Was nice to get away from the noise/craziness of Ste Catharine Street for a bit of solitude and walk around the McGill campus.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Smart and clean. Efficient, helpful and courteous staff. Wonderful room, beautifully furnished, plenty of space, comfortable. Excellent, free breakfast.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We didn't spend a lot of time here, but we wanted to see it because we have friends who have gone to school there, and it is a part of the English history of Montreal, too. We walked around on our way to Mont Royal, which is very nearby. Do both.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The old architecture of the campus draws me in, time and time again. The buildings are absolutely beautiful and is a great slice of the old and the new. The football stadium has a great tribute area, detailing the history of the various patrons, sponsors and teams that have play there over the year. Worth taking a walk if only... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

located in downtown. went there with my young children. drop by the Redpath Museum. it was nice. good one hour spending. a lots to see for kids and adults alike. very good exhibits and it's free admission.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I like the atmosphere or american campus but they are often on the outskirts of major towns. Here it is a constellation of old buildings all the way up to "Mont Royal" hill and down to the business district and "McGill ghetto" a charming old colonial district that hosts many students. Close to Ste Catherine, many shops and restaurants around

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We walked through the campus while making our way through town. It's a interesting campus with a lot of great architecture. There really isn't much to see or do here unless you want to people watch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went to the McGill museum. Huge disappointment. Small collection of objects and 36.00 for two seniors. I think the admission fee for such a dismally small selection is absurd.

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Being number one has it's mystique. Being located in Montreal has it's charm but being relevant and influential has it's rewards and so I paid homage to the great University of Canada and was impressed by what I found. Established in 1821 by James McGill, it is a public research institution which lies at the base of Mont Royal. A... More

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