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Notre-Dame Basilica

424 Rue Saint Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
514-842-2925
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Ranked #4 of 244 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best thing to see in Montreal!! Impressive and grand, beautiful. loved the architecture and altar area. Go for the 11 am Sunday mass..it's in French, choir, and organ. The bells ringing before the service and later in the day are wonderful and memorable. You have to come back in the afternoon and pay $5.00 to go in and take pictures.... More

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Almere, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Are you kidding me!?? Paying money en for a church visit? What would Jesus say?? I think the Bible has some serious stories about making money in or on a church...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Monumental expresion inside the basilique Tours to guide you in your visit verry nice altar and images of saints

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Camrose, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Norte Dame is a holy treasure of our rooted history as Canadians rooted in the steep religious tradition of our forefathers, who were missionaries, explorers and pioneers! This Basilica reminds us that God indeed walks among us and loves each one of us now.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Its nice to see where Celine Dion got married and that's about it. Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful church -- the interior color is striking and it is the center of town and if you 're on vacation you might as well see it and take the free 20 minute guided tour included with your entrance fee.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The church is beautiful, and is well worth the $5 to get in and check it out. I really appreciated the tour and history lesson they gave when inside. It was great to hear about how the city was founded and how that is tied to the church. Very enjoyable visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It's a sight to see.....one of the best churches I have ever gone in. Not to be missed from your itinerary of places to visit in Montreal.

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Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Not one inch of this huge basilica left undecorated. Ornate, beautiful, and worth seeing, even if you've been to other cathedrals. The story behind the building is fascinating, too, since the architect was a Protestant, though he converted to Catholicism before he died so he could be interred in his own building.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

One place that a visitor must visit when come to Montreal is the Notre-Dame Basilica. The sight of the Basilica from the frontal square is grand and beautiful with the right light. However the interior is magnificent hard to be match by any other Basilica worldwide. Photographing is allowed within the cathedral. In order to appreciate the beauty within the... More

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Ada, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It's really interesting. I think it took me around two hours to go through it and some of it was really interesting, but there were places that I just peaked in and kept walking as well. It is a respectful place though and I would suggest making sure that your children knew that before going. There are people praying and... More

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