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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 139 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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Hanover
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. In the heart of Old quebec. Didn't have to pay to get in which is how it should be. Great area.

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Cambridge
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nice old church that shows the wealth of the Catholic "business." Many opportunities exist inside to donate money and light candles. They even have a gift shop inside. The doors are open and you can just go in and look around. No formal tour is needed. Some people go to pray and do their thing while others just go to... More

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Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church, but that's about it. Charge to go into museum space upstairs probably not worth it. Not very friendly. Lots of tourists.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visited with a group of pilgrims from New Hampshire . Went through the Holy door into the Cathedral which is exquisite. It is a truly moving experience to be able to visit the Mother parish of North America this side of the Mississippi. We attended a special mass which was presided over by the New Cardinal of Quebec City. The... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped into the church during out day in old Quebec. It is beautiful, but I don't agree with the other reviews that it compares with churches in Europe. However, it is a lovely church and worth the time to see while in Old Quebec.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You just don't often see Cathedrals like this in the U.S. It is as impressive as those in Europe. Fantastic shiny gold and white color scheme inside.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Visit in the morning before crowds arrive. A beautiful place no matter your religion or preference. The exterior of the church is wonderful as well, with plenty of opportunities for camera-snapping early in the morning or prior to sunset.

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Franklin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful Basilique in the old city. A beautiful church and the door has been blessed by our Pope.

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Canon City, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visiting beautiful Basilique Cathedrale is stepping back into Quebec history. It is great to attend services even if you don't speak French, as the priest is quite inclusive and invites all to participate.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Worth the stop. Beautiful interior. The golden altar was lovely. This is one of the main attractions in the city.

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