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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 242 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The opulence within is a stark contrast to the austerity on the outside. Worth paying to go in. Be sure to go small chapel within the basilica as well. Try to time your visit with the guided tour. It will give you a better understanding of the basilica and the stained class panels.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Whether Summer/Spring/Fall/Winter this is definitely a sight that you SHOULD visit when in Montreal. For only a $5 entry fee, this is a superb deal for such a grand opulent historic church as the Notre-Dame Basilica. I didn't expect to spend almost and hour walking around looking at all the ornate tapestries, wood/ stone work, and art but found it... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Notre Dame Cathedral is a must, as is walking along the cobblestones. The underground shopping is also worth visiting.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I went to mass on Sunday at 11am prior to going to the airport. Mass was in French but it was free to attend and you got ample time to take in the beauty of the church. You cannot walk around or take pictures during mass so if you cannot restrain yourself don't go. I felt it was a experience... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A must see in Montreal. Its absolutely mind blowinly beautiful. For $5 you get a guided tour and all the pictures you want to take

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Church is an excellent sightseeing stop in Montreal. I feel that the Basilica deserves the fee required to visit. I think this is medieval.

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Oakville, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This church is so beautiful - with the sculptures, artwork, wood work, stone work - everything you would find in Europe, but in Canada. We opted to do the 20$ full tour of the church, which included over an hour of details on how the church was founded, and the background on some of the people portrayed in the stained... More

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ridgeway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Visiting this breath taking cathedral is worth the small fee, even for the non-religious. The architecture and interior of this building is amazing. Seeing the exterior at night is also a photographers dream. There are archives in the building as well, so if you are looking for some family tree documents from some of the first French Canadians, this is... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Basilica is a splendid example of Montreal architecture, lovely to view at Night - a must see for a tourist, or a resident.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The lights at night are pretty. Medical architecture. Lots of tourists snapping pics. Not much more to say than that.esp if u compare it to better preserved, bigger churches - lol I do recommend the rest of old Montreal though. It's beautiful - many great places to eat and things to do

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