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Notre-Dame Basilica

424 Rue Saint Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
514-842-2925
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As featured in 3 days in Montreal
Ranked #3 of 233 attractions in Montreal
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history... more » Owner description: Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city. « less
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful basilica. If I remember there is a small entrance fee but it is worth it. We visited the church when family from Winnipeg were visiting. It's just around the corner from Old Montreal. Celine Dion was married there.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very nice historic place. Crowded on week-ends and during high season as it is located in touristy Montreal old port. Of course, while there, you can enjoy the neighbourhood with its must sees.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I find it a very interesting church with more of a theatrical than religious architectural approach. By the way concerts and "son et lumieres" are attractive. I am a little critical about the place for it lacks a sort of religious orientation. I am far of being a religious person but it is not inspiring for praying or meditating. Sorry... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We loved everything. Great location, good price. We enjoyed light show in the evening. We were allowed to take pictures after the show.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Montreal is a beautiful old city with a distinctly European flair... It is unlike any city in North America and well worth a visit. It has more churches per square mile than any other city in my experience. The NDB is like visiting a mini-Notre Dame. Beautiful old churches abound in Montreal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This basilica is located in the heart of the Old Port. Parking is difficult so for tourists it is best to walk or use the metro. The church is high ceilinged with faux marble pillars, beautiful stained glass windows and a fantastic pulpit carved out of wood. There used to be a lovely chapel in the back which was burned... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have visited that beautiful piece of art and I was really impressioned. It is one of the most interesting places to see in Old Montréal.

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Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The first church I have seen that has really reminded me of Saint Peter's in Rome! The stations of the cross were beautiful and I loved the paintings of the first Canadian saints

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Basilica should be on your list of "not to be missed" when visiting Montreal. True, it is certainly smaller than its Parisian counterpart, but what it lacks for in size (not to imply that it is small), it makes up for in beauty! Neoclassical architecture is on full display to the visitor...an ornate visual experience, epitomizing Gothic Revival in... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Few years ago I was contemplating the Basilica for a Christmas show: Handel's Messiah. The interior was lit with a "paradise blue". The sound of the orchestra and singers was amazing. Enjoy your visit!

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