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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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As featured in Montreal on a Budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #15 of 241 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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Croton on Hudson, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful, well-proprtioned Gothic-Revival Church that has been impeccably maintained over the years. The stained glass, wood carving, wall and ceiling stenciling were all done in a unified, Art Nouveau style that is rare to find. The colors are gorgeous, and every time I visit, I enjoy discovering new shamrocks hidden in the decoration. St. Patrick's is a lovely sanctuary... More

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Not as impressive as notre dame cathedral but it is definitely worth the visit. We spent a good 15 to 20 minutes walking around and taking pictures.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Located on the busy Rene Levesque street, the Basilica is a must see. The church welcomes visitors to Montreal with open arms. Mass on Sunday is lively and enjoyable. Try the 11:30 mass on Sundays....

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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very impressive interior. Not too far from downtown. You can walk from St Catherine's easily and you won't get lost.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not quite as nice as Notre Dame, but worth touring. You can walk, or take the double decker Grey Line bus.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

St. Patrick's is not imposing from the outside, but the inside is incredible. We arrived on a Sunday when mass had started. We waited until the end of service then went in. Most churches, even those of significant age and history are of course still used for Sunday service, but seeing the congregation leave and then entering this beautiful building... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

we did not get to go in for a tour due to our time limitation but the outside is very beautiful, and the town square in front adds to the setting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took several photos and enjoyed the scenery. We were satisfied looking on the outside without entering the building.

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had planned to go to the more noted and well visited Notre Dame, however some event had it packed so we were thrilled to come into this gentle space filled with silence and reverence. The architecture is really fantastic. All the wood carved panels on the sides of and behind the altar are just spectacular. We were fortunate an... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This church reveals that the Irish were an important part of Montreal's history. I liked the fact that there were shamrocks all over the stained glass. Very Irish...

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