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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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Ranked #11 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 19th-century church has a collection of interesting mosaics on its ceiling.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 19th-century church has a collection of interesting mosaics on its ceiling.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • French first
  • German first
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South Gillies
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The church was very interesting. Spend the extra money to visit the museum. They had a lot of wonderful navitys.

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There are ways to get to the church if you are disabled, but the stairs posed a challenge I couldn't refuse. It's not as splashy as Notre Dame, but still worth a trek up there for the views.

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