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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
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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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What a beautiful building

It is an impressive structure and just beautiful. The interior is just as spectacular as the outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Nancy O
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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408 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is an impressive structure and just beautiful. The interior is just as spectacular as the outside.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My room window looks out to this cathedral. It's very pretty. Not sure if you want to travel several Kms to see this but if you are around the area definitely worth a visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This church was hidden by stores in front. Beatiful architecture. It needs a bit of restauration but it a nice jewel. You could sometimes listen to small classical groups at lunch.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We were lucky enough to be the only people in the basilica at the time. The architecture was amazing. It was nice to just sit and admire.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Realizing it was built by Irish immigrants at the turn of the previous century only enhances the awe-inspiring beauty and reverence of this basilica. Warning: the pews are not for comfort, but to make you pay attention. In fact, it is too easy to get lost in the gorgeous designs within and lose your place in the order of the... More 

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This Basilica has the greatest stain glass I have seen and is free to go into and was not crowded like the other churches I took lots of pictures in this Basilica

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

On the advice of our B & B proprietor, we went to Mass here rather than the other more famous churches. From the street the building doesn't look like much. But walk in the doors and WOW. Mass was in English, the locals go there and there were no gawking tourists (except us). The church opened in 1847 and it... More 

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Valley Stream
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife and I went out for a walk early Monday morning before breakfast and just found this place while walking around. When we were inside looking at the ceiling, stained glass and the "marble" pillars, my wife discovered that the pillars were actually beautifully painted wood columns. When facing the front of the church, if you go to the... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were in Montreal for the weekend following a cruise of the St Lawrence Seaway. We wandered about using our visitor guide and TA suggestions and ended up at St Patrick's Saturday afternoon at about 4 PM. A wonderfully friendly woman who had come to feed the birds asked if we knew that St Pat's had an English anticipatory mass... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Historic beautiful church in the dwtn. core. A must visit when in Montreal. Light a candle and pray in this lovely church.

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Quartier International
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.