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McGill University

805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
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Ranked #22 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The premier university in Canada (tough on UoT!), life in Montreal as a young person: it really can't get much better. I had my choir of institutions: I'm glad I chose McGill and so should you if you have the brains & grades. (I am completely lost for why McGill is being reviewed on Tripadvisor)

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Jacksonville, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Since I studied here I may be bias, but this university is STUNNING. I even named my fb album 'my beautiful university. The architecture, the scenery, the location, the statues and even the trees are all beautiful and appealing. Can't rave enough - even if you just went for a walk around the grounds.

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Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located in the area bounded by Sherbrooke Street, University, Peel and the mountain, this institution of higher learning has a large green space for a campus. The Redpath Museum is an art form in itself, the architecture is luscious. Go inside and meet the dinosaur. .

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You can only enjoy here when it's scorching hot. Sit on the grass and drink drink and smoke. Great buildings and grounds

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Liked the University but everything was closed. The bookstore/shop was also low on inventory. Next time go when the Unversity is open.

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not many are aware that McGill has a great museum, worth visiting. the price is right...was there a cost??? take the time. Something for the family and the curious minds

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Victoria, Canada
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

An interesting walk through the downtown campus allows you to see the amazing architecture. An interesting mix of old and new.

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Pleasanton, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
143 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's a great university and it has a great campus with a lot of interesting stuff, it's just not meant to be a tourist attraction. It doesn't have a single focal point where everyone would take an instantly recognizable picture, doesn't have "tourist must see walking trail path" or anything like that. So it just doesn't feel visitor friendly. And,... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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