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Mont (Mount) Royal Cemetery

Address: 1297 Chemin de la Foret | Outremont, Montreal, Quebec H2V 2P9, Canada
Phone Number: 514 279 7358
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Ranked #86 of 478 things to do in Montreal
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Pretty Protestant cemetery where a smattering of historical figures have been laid to rest.
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Pretty Protestant cemetery where a smattering of historical figures have been laid to rest.

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Houston
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Driving by on your way to the observatory spot is more than enough. There is no need to devote a whole lot of time for it. The cross, and the hikes around the park are a lot more interesting.

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Central NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a very large graveyard. There are diverse styles of stones and little "neighbourhoods" of "residents" including ethnic and religious sections. Some stones toward the front were incorporated into hedgerows, which I thought were lovely. There is a large and beautifully sculpted weeping angel toward the top of the hill (too bad for us that there was a couple... More 

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Weird as it is I have always enjoyed going to cemeteries and looking around. There is plenty of room for riding your bike, walking or running. The people who have been buried here must have been very wealthy because the beauty of the grave sites is astonishing.

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Milton, Vermont
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210 reviews 210 reviews
94 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

If I understand correctly, Mount Royal Cemetery is the largest cemetery in North America. It's seriously massive and old. You can drive through the cemetery starting from the top of the mountain and working your way down towards Rue Cote-Des-Neiges.

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Montreal, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Definitely a beautiful cemetery. Great bike/walking paths to choose from, and the cemetery is always quiet, so you could even go here to do some thinking on your own. Of course, it is still a cemetery, so if you're not comfortable with those things, I wouldn't recommend it, but if you don't really mind, it is definitely a beautiful place.

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Westmount, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Peaceful spot on top of a mountain surround by a park in the middle of a metropole. Many local celebrities and extremely beautiful statues can be found resting quietly under the numerous old and majestic trees.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Some of Canada's most famous people are buried here. Maurice Richard's monument a few feet away from former Mayor Jean Drapeau.

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Brasilia, DF
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

It's a very organized and big cemetery. Nothing very special about it, but worth a quick stop. The website shows the places that some famous people are buried.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Extremely calm and quiet, despite being in the center of downtown. Very serene and peaceful if you're looking for a nice walk and reflection.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Probably would have been a nicer place to visit in the spring or summer. Very cold, and difficult to navigate in a wheelchair.

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