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Observatoire de la Capitale

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Edifice Marie-Guyart | 1037, rue De La Chevrotiere, 31st floor, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5E9 , Canada
Phone Number: (418) 644-9841 or 1-888-497-4322
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Description: Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the...
Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.
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Nice view.

I loved little stories that were told by different historic people, the beautiful view in the windows, friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I loved little stories that were told by different historic people, the beautiful view in the windows, friendly staff.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Although this 31 story office building offers excellent views of Quebec, one has to concede that it is perched atop an abomination of architecture -- an ugly concrete generic office building of the 60's. Indeed, the entire exhibit appears never to have been updated from the 60's, which conveys a bit of nostalgia, yes, but is imbued with an irrepressible... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went on a rainy day. Views were tremendous and it was very surreal to watch the clouds and rain approach, white out the view, and then disappear.

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China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great 360 degree view of Quebec from the top. Great view to see Quebec all around including the Old Quebec fortress

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Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Like the CN tower in Toronto and the Olympic stadium in Montreal this also gave us some lovely views of another Canadian city. The story told was also well presented with audio visual screens providing both directional information and history.

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Cheshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place was really quiet with lots of seating available to enjoy the view on each of the sides. Plenty of information available too. Maybe because it's a little tucked away with no signage on the streets. We assumed it would be round building on a parallel street & we later discovered that's exactly what friends had also done previously.... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Such a nice way to see the layout of the fortifications. You have a perfect view of the Plains of Abraham so you can appreciate the size. I loved the interactive exhibits.

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Mechanicville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited this attraction on our last day in Quebec, which added to our enjoyment since it enabled us to see all of the places where we had walked the previous three days. The view is amazing and the $10 fee per person is reasonable. There are comfortable chairs and interesting displays as well. The lady that greeted us as... More 

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Welland, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was disappointed. It sounded better on the website and the brochure. It was clean but it was chesy.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We didnt know about this attraction until we saw it on the lift going up to the Hotel Frontenac. It was with determination that we eventually found it and what a fabulous attraction. We spent an age here looking at the views and reading about the history of Quebec. Well worth a visit and if you do not know where... More 

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