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St. Patrick's Basilica

454 Rene-Levesque Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1A7, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514 866 7379
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Ranked #18 of 244 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This 19th-century church has a collection of interesting mosaics on its ceiling.
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

There are ways to get to the church if you are disabled, but the stairs posed a challenge I couldn't refuse. It's not as splashy as Notre Dame, but still worth a trek up there for the views.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you love architecture, and especially Neo-Gothic, this is a wonderful substitute for the real thing in France. Beautifully restored recently. Great serene atmosphere.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I had the chance to visit the Basilica and be there for Mass. What a beautiful, beautiful place. The architecture and art were amazing to see and it was an honor to be there for Mass and to have the opportunity to pray there.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

One of the places you need to visit when you are in Montreal. Liked the entire atmosphere, surroundings and the people

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This Basilica was opened on 17th March St. Patrick's day in 1847. The year so many Irish emigrated to Canada. The year that 5424 Irish were buried in Grosse Ile and many other thousands died in Montreal and Quebec.It is the mother church for English speaking Catholics in Montreal. The city of Montreal grew north,south ,east and west of this... More

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New York CIty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Not as grand as Notre Dame but I was glad I saw St. Patrick's. This place is beautiful. The alter area is gorgeous. They definitely don't make them like this anymore... worth the visit.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

What a beautiful interior this basilica has, and it is a must for any visitor to the city. The impressive structure and the decorative interior are lit with a lot of care and thought.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Free to get in, but and there was a person playing the organ which was a nice. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

tranquility and peace. Wonderful architecture and artwork, friendly and welcoming people, enjoyed mass here in English.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice to see if you are coming to Montreal. The architecture is really nice internally and externally.

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