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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
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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Easter Mass

This was a beautiful church and I was lucky to attend Easter Mass there. Their organ music was wonderful and the detail in the architecture is amazing. It's worth a walk through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a beautiful church and I was lucky to attend Easter Mass there. Their organ music was wonderful and the detail in the architecture is amazing. It's worth a walk through if you're in Montreal - even if there isn't a mass to attend.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This church is beautiful inside. A lot of rich woodwork. A nice quiet place just to sit and reflect.

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Cape Breton
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We came upon St. Patrick's from the back which did not give me the correct impression of the size of the Basilica. Following the crowd, we entered by a side door and was amazed at the size of the structure. The fresh palms with red velvet ribbons on the main altar and overhead lighting fixture were very impressive. Each pew... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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122 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The inside of this church is just spectacular and well worth a visit. The incredibly ornate gildings, paintings and windows make it one of the most impressive churches we've seen. Don't be fooled by its humble exterior.

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Can't tell from Réné Lévesque Blvd, but this is a beautiful and history filled basilica. Worth a visit especially on a Sunday morning.

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Montreal, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's truly a beautiful Basilica and if you are there for a Sunday service .... The vocalist is angelic and a pleasure to listen to.

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Boston,MA
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I attended mass here and it was so special. Between the stained glass, the wooden benches, and amazing alter you will get swept away. It's truly breath taking.

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Alberta
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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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.