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“Great for everyone!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hermetic Code Tour
450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
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Ranked #2 of 27 activities in Winnipeg
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Owner description: Do you ever wonder why the Manitoba Legislative Building has sphinxes on it? Have you wanted to learn about the symbols and hidden meanings behind the mystical architecture of the building? Join Frank Albo, researcher and academic inspiration behind The Hermetic Code for an evening of decoding the famous symbols and architecture that makes the building truly unique. Meet inside the Manitoba Legislative Building and begin your understanding of this magnificent building. Frank Albo will uncover trails of occult clues concealed in the building’s architecture including: hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked it has escaped historians and visitors for nearly a hundred years! Is it possible that the Manitoba Legislative Building is really a conduit of magical power? Is the building’s location in the centre of North America a site for numerous earth energies? Come and find out for yourself!
Winnipeg, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great for everyone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

The building itself is beautiful! The history given in the tours is very interesting and it's not pure history and fact rambling, there is myth and superstition involved which makes it fun for everyone! There were some crazy people building things back in the day!
Another nice perk is that you can walk along the river the the forks from right behind the Legislative building as well!

Visited July 2011
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hermetic Code”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

When can I go again? From the first moment Frank starts speaking his school boy enthusiasm for sharing the secrets to the buried treasure draw you in for an exciting and entertaining 1 1/2 hours … in a legislative building - how can that be? Secrets hidden in plain sight will be revealed and leave you wanting to return … it did for me and I did not like history (until tonight) … a must attend for everyone. Thank you Frank for sharing this passion!!

Visited June 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“hermetic code”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

this tour was so informative. did not know there was so much history in our parliment building. it was great. i will be attending again this year.. highly recommened !!

Visited May 2011
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We were surprised, enlightened, and delighted by this wonderful tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

We experienced the Hermetic Code Tour in early October 2011. The trip starts outside with a fascinating history of the mysterious creatures that populate the roof: the two Sphinxes, strangely hidden from view; the Golden Boy; and other elements. We also learned how the original grand plans for the legislature and other civic structures were stymied by a lack of funds, and how the architect persevered despite this setback.

When the tour moves inside the Legislative building, Mr. Albo begins to tie the internal elements, including a secret room accessible to only a select few, to those silent creatures on the roof. There's a surprise at the end, one that will leave you gasping in astonishment, and eager to learn more about this fascinating building and its secret history.

In less skilled hands, this tour could easily have been overwhelming. With his deep knowledge and obvious enthusiasm for his subject, Mr. Albo makes it both enlightening and entertaining. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2011
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“The most interesting thing in Winnipeg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

I have lived in this city my entire life, over 30 years, and I this is _the_most_ interesting thing that I have seen or done. Frank is amazing and _so_ passionate that he vibrates when telling the story. If you are visiting or live here, even if you've done the "official" tour, I would highly recommend doing this tour.

Visited September 2011
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