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Martello Towers

Address: | The Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Ranked #52 of 129 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This had an i-pad tour describing the construction of the tower, the conditions inside, and the history. It was thoughtfully and interestingly done and a highlight for us.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A great spot to visit! The gentleman that greeted us was friendly, informative and helpful. He handed us an Ipad, gave us some instruction (and was always willing to answer questions) and we were able to explore the entire tower with our own tour guide (the IPad). A great idea!

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We went in January, and while you could walk all around the towers and through the park, the inside/museum portion was closed. Not worth the slog through the snow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Although many of the towers on the Plains of Abraham are used as pump stations, one is actually a museum. Stairs leads you either up or down inside the structure, giving access to 3 floors. You can see a lot from the windows and gun "slits" in the walls. There are a number of signs w/historic information and some hand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

These huge stone structures were fortifications built by the British for defensive purposes in the early 19th century. I toured one in Quebec City which overlooked the St. Lawrence River. They are several stories high and have a lot of room inside. It is worth an hour or two to tour one of these structures.

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