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

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

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This Irish basilica/cathedral is an incredible, unknown architectural treasure of Montreal. You can visit it most days, completely freely and admire the rich wooden sculptures and coloured glasses. I totally recommend taking 20 minutes of your time to enjoy it.

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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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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