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Christ Church Cathedral

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 1444 Union Ave., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B8, Canada
Phone Number: 514 843 6577
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

An underground shopping mall was built under this 19th-century Gothic...

An underground shopping mall was built under this 19th-century Gothic cathedral to prevent it from sinking.

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Beautiful and Simple!

We went there last week and loved how this church is hidden within the city. It is so simple yet, so beautiful in its on way. There was nothing flashy about it but we love the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Steve R
Orlando, Florida

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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is an Anglican cathedral, medium-sized, with a lovely rose window. It is a peaceful place to visit after the bustle of downtown.

Thank Sally O
York, PA
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This cathedral was welcoming to the public the day I went. They had self-guide pamphlets available. There was no fee, but it asks for voluntary donations. They also seemed very welcoming to all, no matter gender, race, sexuality, etc. Their welcoming attitude was friendly and appreciated.

Thank M H
New Hampshire
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

It was a rainy and hot day that we visited. Hot and humid inside. We are not Anglican and were shocked to learn that there is a woman priest on staff.

Thank stepfordwoman
Orlando, Florida
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1,285 reviews
682 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went there last week and loved how this church is hidden within the city. It is so simple yet, so beautiful in its on way. There was nothing flashy about it but we love the simplicity and charm that this church had. Good place to stop and look around for a few minutes.

1 Thank Steve R
North Palm Beach, Florida
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407 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Pretty structure from the outside. The inside is suffering from damage , I assume from water as the ceiling is propped up in a couple of places. The organist was warming up for a wedding. I sat down to listen but suddenly realized how incredibly hot it was inside the church and had to leave. Don't visit on a hot... More 

Thank BobxxxxCindy
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We happened upon this little cathedral, and are very very glad we went inside. It's beautiful, with an unusual wood finished ceiling. The story of the construction and re-construction is also fascinating. Take the time to find it...it's just lovely.

Thank allezgently
Harare, Zimbabwe
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Went for the Sunday Mass which had the familiar Anglican pomp and ceremony with a difference, since within the service, the cathedral was celebrating the life and heritage of the aboriginal peoples of Canada. The participation of their representatives certainly helped us to be reminded of the long history of coexistence. The service was moving and yet still predominantly of... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Christ Church Cathedral is an Anglican Gothic Revival cathedral that we happened upon by accident. I am glad we did. The gentleman who was apparently the care keeper was friendly and welcoming and invited us to return later in the day for a service. This is actually the second Christ Church Cathedral. The original one was opened in 1814 and... More 

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Corona, New York
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was glad to visit this church as i am an Anglican and always like to see my church in other cities. This church has a lovely garden, beautiful stained glass windows. You can sit quietly and pray. Underground there is a mall that stretches for a number of blocks, but the mall on the whole is just meh.

1 Thank AlisonCorona_NY
Ronneby, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Located in the city center this church is just one of many others. The church is not that big but well decorated. Lots of decorated windows and the roof is recorded as well. Behind the altar there's a much bigger decorated window. I liked that the organ is so visible in the back.

Thank DanielHenrysson

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