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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 #17 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

We took several photos and enjoyed the scenery. We were satisfied looking on the outside without entering the building.

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had planned to go to the more noted and well visited Notre Dame, however some event had it packed so we were thrilled to come into this gentle space filled with silence and reverence. The architecture is really fantastic. All the wood carved panels on the sides of and behind the altar are just spectacular. We were fortunate an... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This church reveals that the Irish were an important part of Montreal's history. I liked the fact that there were shamrocks all over the stained glass. Very Irish...

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Ronneby, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

The church is not that special from the outside. When you go inside you hear the sound from the big organ in the back. It's light inside with lots of beautiful decorated windows. There is also some paintings hanging around the church. It's located on the Boulevard René road and it's absolutely free of charge.

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Windsor ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This church is very historic, having opened in 1847. The architecture is very striking. It is a wonderful experience to be able to pray there.

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London, On
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very nice church (Basilica) to visit and enjoy the atmosphere and ecorations and I was lucky enough to be able to sit and listen to the good organ for over half an hour.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I like History and Montreal has plenty.St Patricks is a good place to start out your adventure. Pace yourself. No really.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is always open. Religious heritage of Montreal. Lovely stained glass windows. A peaceful stop on a tour of Montreal.

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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

While viewing the inside of the basilica, we had the absolute pleasure of receiving an impromptue tour from a long time parishioner. So much history within this place of worship that extends beyond religion to the early days of Montreal. Take note that there is a slope downward from the back of the church to the altar. Be alert to... More

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