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St. Patrick's Basilica

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Address: 454 Rene-Levesque Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1A7, Canada
Phone Number: 514 866 7379
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This 19th-century church has a collection of interesting mosaics on its...
This 19th-century church has a collection of interesting mosaics on its ceiling.
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It is one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in Montreal. Mass is said in English. The murals on the walls are incredible. If you enjoy visiting churches, this is a must!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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North Easton, Massachusetts

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in Montreal. Mass is said in English. The murals on the walls are incredible. If you enjoy visiting churches, this is a must!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a beautiful Bascilica. Stunning ceilings and stained windows. Nowhere near as busy as Notre-Dame so quite pleasant to walk around.

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Calgary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

WOW!!! The grandure of this structure is incredable. The woodwork and painting is awesome. Make sure to go inside to look at the details.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Basilica is built by the Irish community of Montreal and stands as a Landmark along the Rene Levesque boulevard. Very well decorated church an visit will convince of its value

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melbourne
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Although we were unable to go inside it certainly is a stunning site. And to be able to seat many many people as well is truly amazing. I did not expect to see a church of this size in Montreal. Would have loved to see the inside of this church.

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

St. Patrick's is much quieter but still as beautiful as Notre Dame. The squirrels greeted us as we walked along the path to the door. A beautiful Basilica with many features worth spending a few moments viewing. Not as busy as Notre Dame but still worth the visit.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a beautiful church and I was lucky to attend Easter Mass there. Their organ music was wonderful and the detail in the architecture is amazing. It's worth a walk through if you're in Montreal - even if there isn't a mass to attend.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This church is beautiful inside. A lot of rich woodwork. A nice quiet place just to sit and reflect.

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Cape Breton
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We came upon St. Patrick's from the back which did not give me the correct impression of the size of the Basilica. Following the crowd, we entered by a side door and was amazed at the size of the structure. The fresh palms with red velvet ribbons on the main altar and overhead lighting fixture were very impressive. Each pew... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The inside of this church is just spectacular and well worth a visit. The incredibly ornate gildings, paintings and windows make it one of the most impressive churches we've seen. Don't be fooled by its humble exterior.

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Designed to connect and beautify unused space, today the Quartier International is like a transversal piece of modern art. The distinctive design flair is most apparent at its focal point, the Palais des Congres, a convention center and retail space with a multi-colored glass exterior and an equally bold interior motif. Outdoors too, the Quartier is friendly towards public art exhibits along its stylish, plotted city squares, with extra-wide sidewalks meant to encourage long strolls and shaded benches available for absorbing the atmosphere. Fresh air and promenades characterize the area, from the foliage of Victoria Square to the fountain of Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, while the restaurants along Rue Saint-Antonie Ouest and Metro stops modeled in the Parisian style give off European glamour.