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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 241 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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Arlington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We wound our way to the Notre-Dame Basilica after walking around Old Montreal. It was a stunning structure and our English tour guide was excellent. There is an entrance fee to get into the church which includes the tour but you can get coupons at your hotel. We had wanted to make it to the Sunday service with the choir... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well, I have been to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris which is free, so paying around $20.00 to go inside sort of made me question this a bit. go and see it, if you want to see the stained glass et al, but if that kind of "architecture" is not a priority, save the twenty dollars go down the... More

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Austin
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We happened to be able to book the Grand Tour followed by the Friday only organ tour. Wow! At 2:30 on Fridays the organist demonstrates the power of the pipes in the Bascilica. While you can enjoy this sitting in the sanctuary, our tour allowed us to sit in the choir loft next to the organ and pipes for the... More

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

even if you have seen the great Cathedrals of Europe - u will be amazed at the interior of this one. Dont miss this while in Montreal

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The tour was excellent. Good value. We went back in the afternoon to hear music The history of this church is amazing

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have seen many churches and I have to say this one didn‘t impress me too much from the outside. It looks impressive and huge don‘t get me wrong but I like churches with more love to detail...BUT, and here is where the story turns, we did spend the 5 dollars to go inside and yes it was worth it... More

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Long Island, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Was across from our hotel so we visited. Was beautiful as you'd expect a cathedral of this scale to be. Is about a ten minute interior walk-around to absurd all the history and architecture. Wouldn't go out of your way to see it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A absolutely beautiful spectacle with the lovely blue lighting at the altar. The small fee for visiting is for the restoration and was gladly paid.

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

this church is a must see in montreal. this is a beautiful sight, and it is free, unless you want to go in the museum. we didn't because it was raining and we were running back to our hotel. that whole neighborhood is really cool, right outside the basilica. i't like being in either france or italy.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The church is situated in a central area of Old Montreal and is very accessible. Before we went in, I wasn't sure if we had to abide by the same rules governing entry into churches in Europe (i.e. no photos). However, when we went in, we saw other people taking pictures which was great because the photos I took of... More

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