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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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$10*
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Walking Tour of Old Montreal or Downtown Montreal
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Ranked #1 of 212 Attractions 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A must see when in Montreal the biggest spectacular breath taking Catholic church that I have ever seen in my life. It made you feel at peace when inside from the beauty of the artwork and architectural design of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful church! Only $5.00 to go in. Did not take guided tour, but they do offer one in both English and French quite often. Pictures do not even do the church justice. You have to see it in person to appreciate the art, history and massiveness of this place! A must-see if your in Old Montreal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It is somewhat ironic that one of the most fascinating religious relic is found in the city where religion lost its importance decades ago. Few grasps of air while I was inside made me feel like my whole soul gets filled with that inexplicable devine spirituality. God is all in us, regardless how we represent him... He is there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Notre dame Basilica is such a beautiful piece of architecture in the heart of old town Montreal dont expect it to be the same as Notre dame cathedral Paris but its just as beautiful with two chapels before you visit check the opening hours as it is still used for masses and while your in old town take in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This old building is beautiful to look at, but they charge admission, which is unfortunate since it is a place of worship, but the building is very beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

It's so so gorgeous inside. Definitely it was the most remarkable place we've visited in Montreal. I saw nothing to compare it with, it's just something that you have to see if you're in Montreal.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This is truly a beautiful building. The history is remarkable and detail in the Basilica is truly incredible. A must see if you are in Montreal. I was a tour guide in University at the University of Toronto and truly love the architectural achievements in these churches. They are works of art. Nothing short of breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Great informative tour - the guides use simple vocabulary to make it accessible to tourists. The architecture is stunning, one of the few places with stained windows on the roof. For $10/couple, it's a good visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I never expected to find a beautiful cathedral in North America. I have seen plenty in Europe, in Italy, Germany, UK, France, Spain, ... and well, in North America you simply do not go for this reason. Still, it was there, I visited it. A short walk from the Congress Palace towards the river, just up a rise and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The guide books are right. This is a must-see architectural monument if you are in Montreal. It has to be one of the most beautiful churches or cathedrals in North America. The altar area is stunning and unique- the "blue" décor is unusual and makes the cathedral seem larger, airy and sky-like. The altar area may not look as "blue"... More 

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