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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T2, Canada
Phone Number: 514-842-2925
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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

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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Always a sight to see

This was by no means our first visit to the Basilica, however it was just as much a spectacle to see as the previous visits. For a small $5 admission, one can gain access to the... read more

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was by no means our first visit to the Basilica, however it was just as much a spectacle to see as the previous visits. For a small $5 admission, one can gain access to the Basilica. Tours are run throughout the day in English and French. Photography is permitted as well. If you're in Montreal and haven't been here... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must when you come to Montreal! The most grandiose catholic church in Canada! Beautiful architecture, staines glass and magnificent church organ.

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing. Whether you are a believer or not, you have to be struck by the dedication of some to build this church. Put your camera away and just sit there and take it all in because your camera will not do it justice. The stained glass is incredible and it makes you wonder how people made things... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a church, not some museum. churches should be open and free. this place isn't. i regret going there.

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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The stained glass and the architecture were stunning. I LOVE this church. At times, they have special lighting shows in the church during the evenings, and it's phenomenal.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Several friends were traveling together and we were reluctant to pay $5 for a quick visit inside the basilica. So glad we did - it's truly spectacular. Thought it would be like the many cathedrals I've seen in Europe, but this one is different: more ornate, windows and paintings reflect Canadian history as opposed to Biblical stories. Beautiful and definitely... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This church is superb, beautifully decorated with painted / golden / carved wood all over the place. Do not miss it. Beware that it is a busy church with a schedule, and not always open to the public.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were told that the Basilica was a "must-see" when we visited Montreal for the first time. I am so grateful that I listed to that advice. The Basilica is impressive from the outside, but even more breathtaking inside. You can feel the history of the building and the intricate woodwork and beautiful stained glass pieces are amazing. If you... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful church but being charged an entrance fee goes against the grain. Access to a church should be free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous Cathedral that it is reminiscent of old world Europe! We enjoyed touring this beautiful facility and it was a much needed respite from the warm summer sun!

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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.