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Notre-Dame Basilica

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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T2, Canada
Phone Number: 514-842-2925
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its...
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.
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Beautiful church

The interior of this church rivals Paris especially the internal features, stained glass and statuary.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The interior of this church rivals Paris especially the internal features, stained glass and statuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

From the outside it doesn't look very impressive but when you walk in - WOW, it takes your breath away. We took one of the tours and the guide was excellent, knowledgable and witty. One of the best places to visits in Montreal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Must see in Montreal, if only for the beauty of the architecture. A great place to just "be" in while in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Had a walking tour and this was one of the main points of interest --- Lovely interior bathed in blue and fantastically carved woodwork. Interesting history must see when in Montreal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This church is gorgeous. The small entry fee is worth it to experience this work of art. We did not take advantage of the tours offer but chose instead to sit in one of the pews and reflect and admire the beauty and peacefulness. Plenty of place to light candles for loved ones who have passed on. We did this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We wanted to see the light show but it was closed. Earlier in the day there was a wedding so we didn't enter the basilica which apparently is very beautiful and interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit for $5. There are 20 minute French and English speaking tours and our guide was informative and funny.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The beauty of this church lies in its intricate and extravagant interior. Hundreds of delicate paintings, carvings and statues line the interior of this church. At the end of every pew sits a head carving, and if you look carefully you'll realise that there are even different carvings for each pew. There is a small entry fee but its a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have been here many times and each time I am in awe of the work and splendor of this church. I have seen churches all over the world and this remains among the most beautiful of all. $5 Canadian will get you in and DO take the free tour that happens on the half hour. Learn the history and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I've been in many church, even in France and other countries. This one must be the most colorful and lighted one.

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.