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Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec

16 rue Buade, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418 692 2533
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Ranked #8 of 143 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries past.
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Saint Marys, GA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is beautiful, this year you can go through the Holy Door until the end of December, worth the experience, next chance in 50 years!

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Florida
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Notre Dame Basilica is gorgeous. We were fortunate to arrive just as a mass was starting -- so that was an added bonus - to see it in use. Went back a second time to explore it more closely. Beautiful old basilica, celebrating it's 350th anniversary.

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Chicago
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

While the mass was in French, an English translation was available in the back of the basilica. For the earlier mass on Sunday, an all male choir (chœur d'hommes) sang in French (and Latin). Attendees were welcomed to join in the singing. An incredibly wonderful organ piece filled the cathedral at the end of the service. Terrific. So glad I... More

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Forestburgh, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful and historic church. Very ornate. Worth a quick visit if you are already in the area. This year marks their four hundred and fiftieth anniversary.

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Adelaide, Australia
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55 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to be there when Mass was on and the singing was angelic. A full congregation was wonderful to see and this magnificent Basilica in full glow was beautiful.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Special "Holy Door" in the cathedral to celebrate the 350th year of the cathedrale... it closes for 25 years in 2015.

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Naperville, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There are so many Notre Dame's it seems all over Canada and most are very beautiful. The Holy Doors were open for a special celebration and we went to Mass on Saturday. Mass is in French. It is worth stopping in.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Worth the time. Get the guided tour to understand what you are enjoying. Beautiful architecture and inspiring history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were surprised when we came to the Cathedral as we didn't know in advance that the Holy Doors were there in honor of the Cathedral 350 year history. All are welcome to walk through and I highly recommend it for people with spiritual beliefs.Jesus in relief is scuplted in the metal door with his hand out to lead you.... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Although highly ostentatious, the decoration does not stray into gaudiness, as some European cathedrals do. Highly beautiful, and blissfully cool. Highly recommend a short visit if you're passing through.

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