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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 #9 of 144 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The cathedral was very beautiful and historic. There are descriptive panels in both French and English describing the various areas of the church. Helpful guides are available to answer questions.

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Washington, D.C.
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

the Basilique is pretty inside and sits on a long-standing church site due to two fires of the previous structures, it is newish but the golden baldaquin above the alter is most amazing and we had the opportunity to walk through the Holy Door before it closes for 25 years in December 2014.

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Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
73 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Go now to check out the special door that they have on display. I believe it is only taken out every 25 years. Sorry, don't know too much about it but check their site for info. It is located to the left of the main entrance. Most people didn't even see it. The rest of the church is quite beautiful... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to visit early on a Monday, when there were not large crowds. This church is ornate and beautiful. I am so glad we were able to visit and light a candle.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

An immersion of spiritual expression awaits you at this church. It was simply breathtakingly beautiful. I felt as if I was in a museum of christian art. Please take the tour to get the most out of your visit. My guide was funny, colorful, and extremely informative. I left the church feeling as if I saw something worth seeing and... More

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Markham, Ontario
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful historic church celebrating 350 years! Stained glass windows are lovely. Architectural breathtaking.

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Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Basilique has the only holy door in North America, 1 of only 7 in the world, honoring the Cathedrales 350 year history. It remains open only until Dec 8th 2014 and then closes until 2025. Visiting hours are tight, the Cathedrale closed at 4 on a Tuesday so plan to be there late morning or early afternoon.

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Brisbane, Australia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lots of gold in the altar area, lots of information available about founder since Pope Francis recently canonised him. It is worth looking inside. Sit and look around at beautiful stained glass and ornate decorations.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Catching a wedding made it even more fun. We were able to get a good look afterwards in the half hour or so before people were coming in for Saturday evening mass. We could not get in earlier in the day due to preparations for the 350 anniversary, but helpful staff told us when to come back. The gold is... More

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful, historical church celebrating 300 years. Gold work and filigree throughout, well worth a peek inside.

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