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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 241 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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Solon, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

THe Basillica is absolutely beautiful and within walking distance to many holtels and restaurants. Except for Mass a $5.00 fee is charged for tours/entry. It is worth the $.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church. $5 per person charge. Take your camera was told you must see it can see why celine dion was married here

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

this church was wonderful from inside and outside. inside you can find different kind of architecture,and beautiful painting on glass.from outside you can take a photo of square and statue in front of a Basilica. its only 5 min from place dames station (orange line)its cheap only 5 Canadian dollar. if you have more time you can walk from Basilica... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Notre-Dame in Montreal has barricaded the church doors with an ticket desk -- you cannot enter the premises without first paying $5. Not a donation -- a payment. I have never heard of such a demand! Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and Saint Patrick's Cathedral in NYC welcome visitors -- you can enter, pray, and marvel... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went round the Basilica in the morning and it was totally beautiful. Someone was playing the organ, a lot of the décor was lit up by blue lighting, and all the ceilings and pillars are painted beautifully. We tried to go to the Sound and Light Show too but it had broken down this week, so they gave us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I love the rich history and the design. I felt like I was in Europe. This was the first time my friends traveled to Montreal, and I was happy they were able to experience it with me.

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Syracuse, New York
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It's a must for first time Montreal visit. Would recommend a guide to get the most of the experience. You will pay a fee now, $5 CA to help support restoration. Be prepared to wait in line on weekends and busy tourist times.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a religious presentation and some of the dialogue might be re-thought, but as a bit of history it does work very well, and the light effects are very pretty. It really shows off the Church in ways one might not otherwise appreciate. Price is reasonable.

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Weston, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My favorite thing was the stained glass; also the organ was wonderful. The Basilica was one of the most "European" that I have seen in the Western Hemisphere.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You can't go to Montreal without coming here. It's is really beautiful and truly worth it. It is not free to get in, $5 each I think? Either way, you will love it.

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