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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 #12 of 233 attractions in Montreal
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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Brampton, Canada
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432 reviews 432 reviews
186 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We went visiting 6 churches in Montreal during Holy week. I never realized how beautiful the church interiors of this church compared to other churches in Europe. Montreal churches are well lit and very colourful. St Patrick is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen.My husband said it reminded him of Lord of the Rings.

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Montreal, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you ever have the opportunity to visit this church when there is choir or a musical celebration you won't regret the visit. The sounds and architecture are incredible.

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It's a smaller basilica compared to the more popular Notre Dame one but nonetheless, the architecture inside is worth checking out. We were lucky enough to go at a time no one was inside the church so we got to take our time admiring the stain glass and the design. They even had pamphlets to describe the architecture and its... More

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South Burlington, Vermont
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My fathers family were Irish from Montreal; he was born there, so this is a little bit of history for me. I love visiting churches in cities all over the world, but this was kind of special if is part of your heritage.

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Burlington, Vermont
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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Some fairly recent renovations. I love ducking into urban churches as my Dad used to do with me in NYC when I was young. I attended a very moving funeral for a public figure here, and now stop back whenever I'm strolling that neighborhood. Nice place for a prayer or reflection break.

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Manassas, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We attended Mass on Saturday evening (5 pm service) and it was a very nice experience. The church has beautiful architecture and decoration and the angels above the altar area were mesmerizing! We were personally greeted after Mass by the deacon and priest and they were friendly and sincerely happy we chose to attend their church. Very welcoming and great... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It can be difficult to find an English language Mass in Montreal, but there is here because it is an Irish parish. The inside is very beautiful. Everything is very detailed wood working. It is a great little community.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You will enjoy the ornate details inside the Basilica. Note the marble pillars. Visit after lunch, and you might catch the organist practicing for upcoming services.

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Palermo, Italy
16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

the basilica is fantastic it looks like to be in Rome or in europe. inside is much better than outside

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new zealand
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35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Loved the building. Woodwork and panelling an attraction. Plenty of room to move about. Reasonably priced.

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