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Notre-Dame Basilica

Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T2, Canada
Phone Number: 514-842-2925
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Ranked #1 of 477 things to do in Montreal
Type: Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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Westchester County, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is magnificent on its own, but I highly recommend taking a tour, either as part of an Old City Tour (also recommended), or on its own. Too much history inside to be missed. Highly recommend.

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I am not a church go'er, but would sit through a Sunday service here just to experience the audio. I enjoyed the spectacular architecture more than West Minister Abbey in London.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

An amazing stop on our trip. The architecture and design are truly breathtaking. A great place to reflect and appreciate a piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Just a magnificent interior and well worth the few bucks to get in. When we visited it was brutally cold outside so this was a welcome respite. Very pleasant place to warm up, admire the architecture and the stained glass windows. Sadly we did not hear the organ. I recall reading somewhere that photographs were not allowed - that seems... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal is one of the most beautiful churches I have seen. The combination of the blue backlight against the carved, wooden altarpiece, statues and vaulted ceiling is just spectacular. You can't visit Montreal and not see it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

As far as churches go, this must be one of the best in North America.Combine your visit with a trip to Old Montreal, add a trip to the Chateau Ramsey Museum and go to one of many great choices for lunch.

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Oliver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful and rich. Should plan to go there during Christmas time. One of my favourite spots in Montreal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Impressive. beautiful. It is a must to visit. nice calm place to take a break while visiting old montreal.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The wood work is a masterpiece. Never seen such a nice mix of blue and brown in a church. I've seen a lot of churches, basilicas and cathedral's in Europe, but this one is unique of its kind. If visiting Montréal, don't miss it|!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited this Church as a tourist. I live in Montreal and decided to play tourist for a few days. I wanted to see what tourist see when they visit Montreal. It was so beautiful inside that it took my breath away. I also watched a concert and the sound of the music brought tears to my eyes. If you... More 

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