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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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Interesting history

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
11 attraction reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a beautiful church of a Romanesque style. our local guide boasted that this is like a small St Peter's. Not even close. One thing though the priest was in this was genuinely friendly, even though we did not spoke French. The main altar of the was magnificent. The statues on the roof are not the 12 Apostles!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Although I love the French language, I wish I could be more fluent in it to understand more of this wonderful language. We went to church and the mass was simple yet wonderful and it was in English so I could understand how big of a sinner I was. All humour aside, a very beautiful yet simple church to visit... More 

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