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Canadian Centre for Architecture (Centre Canadien d'Architecture)
1920 rue Baile, Montreal, Quebec H3H 2S6, Canada (Centre-Ville (Downtown))
514 939 7026
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Ranked #317 of 479 things to do in Montreal
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Owner description: This museum includes several galleries dedicated to various architectural styles and serves as an interesting example of postmodern architecture itself.
Anchorage, Alaska
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“A bit of interest.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

On a wet day in Montreal this was a good place to visit. Probably more interest to an architect but still learned a bit of design. Good research centre , but not a somewhere that is too great.

Visited October 2013
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“You need to love Architecture to enjoy paying for this”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The exhibits are hard core architecture related and not really set up for the average lay person to be able to fully absorb. There is some cool "out there" modern exhibits as well as a relatively recent history of the use of computers to design structures. There are also some very nice scale models of architectural concepts.

If you don't go on the free day, you pay quite a bit. Parking is free if you are one of the first 10 people to park there.

The museum itself is a mix of old and new buildings, and while interesting, isn't exactly a masterclass in either period.

Interesting place. Vital for architecture buffs. Skip it if you only have causal interest.

Visited July 2013
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Montreal
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“Urbanism and architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The Center is more than an Architecture museum. It is rather a Centre for Urbanism. Great exhibitions for both Montreal and foreign cities, as well as very interesting conferences, and research.

Visited October 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Overpriced for small exhibit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Went 2 adults 2 kids 20$ for 5 rooms with pictures, free on Wednesdays, wow:(,
I'm a big fan of archtecture, but this place isn't worth the visit. Afrer 30 minutes we were done the 1st floor, I went looking for the other floors to learn that there are no other floors.
VERY disappointing.

Visited February 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Great building, free to enter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great building, free to enter, what more could you ask for! I went with a friend to see a show on society and architecture, it was very interesting. The building itself is visually stunning, including the large gardens outside.

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