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Mont (Mount) Royal Cemetery

1297 Chemin de la Foret | Outremont, Montreal, Quebec H2V 2P9, Canada
514 279 7358
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Ranked #48 of 240 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Pretty Protestant cemetery where a smattering of historical figures have been laid to rest.
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
94 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
35 helpful votes 35 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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