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St. Patrick's Basilica

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Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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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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Beautiful Basilica

Originally build by the Montreal Archdiocese to handle the large Irish population in Montreal (why else would it be named after St. Patrick!) it has become the based for English... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Alberta
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155 reviews 155 reviews
42 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Originally build by the Montreal Archdiocese to handle the large Irish population in Montreal (why else would it be named after St. Patrick!) it has become the based for English Catholics in Montreal and is a beautiful and faithful testament to the commitment of Catholics to maintain their faith and Church in the 21st century. I have attended mass here... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was a little confused about the entrance there cause it was snowing but it was pretty easy to figure out it was kind of a no vehicle entrance. The architecture and the whole interior of the basilica is so beautiful you can't get enough of it. Make sure you grab the green leaflet inside, there is information in there... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A beautiful church with interesting history. Well worth popping in for a look if you have 20 minutes to spare.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Me and my friend stumbled upon this church while in downtown Montreal. A very pretty church, and, a must see for those of us who enjoy church hoping. Has beautiful stain glass and very nice statues.

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South Gillies
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited here while heading over to Briskets (restaurant) and found this historic church and stained glass windows well worth looking over.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very beautiful. Liked a little more than Notre Dame Basilica. Though I'm not Catholic, I stayed for noon mass. It was in English.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went ecpecting Mass on Sunday to be a little bit of a "gong show" however I was pleasantly surprised. The Mass was wonderful and the tourists were respectful an d not a distraction. Wonderful building with lots of history.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Montreal is a city of churches. As you travel through the older parts of the city you will find the landscape crowded with steeples. The Irish were a vital part of the establishment of Montreal and construction of St.Patrick's Basilica was started in 1843 with it's first mass being celebrated March 17th 1847, St. Patrick's Day. Over the years ti... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm not Catholic, matter of fact I am not religious of any kind, but we loved this place. Lucky enough to join in on the tour, the presenter was enthusiastic and had a great sense of humour. Overall this building is amazing, I have been in Catholic Churches in Vienna and Warsaw, Prague and this one in Montreal is right... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

On the border between Chinatown and Old Montreal this beautiful church is worth stopping in. The altar backdrop is particularly interesting and the church as a whole is very pretty. Nice quiet place to meditate and escape the crowds. No admission charge

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