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“Just Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica
110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T2, Canada
514-842-2925
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$11*
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Walking Tour of Old Montreal or Downtown Montreal
Ranked #1 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.
Hamilton
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“Just Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This building is beautiful and well worth the $5 entry cost. Go on the guided free tour which provides you with really interesting information about the history of the building. Out of the many churches we visited in Canada, this would be the most beautiful.

Visited September 2012
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“Helpful, free tour provided in both French and English”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We did the free tour which was quite informative. It was short enough that you don't get bored and long enough that you actually walk away having learned something. This is a beautiful location and I could see why many people (including Celine Dion) would want to be married here!

Visited August 2012
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West Yorkshire
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“A Brilliant Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

A place not to miss visiting if you are in Montreal, it looks grand froside but once you step inside your breath is taken away with the sheer beauty. The entrance fee was only $5 and you got to see the chapel also. Would definitely visit again if I was in town

Visited September 2012
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“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Beautiful, I was in awe of everything, just to think how old this square and building is, is something. We didn't get to go inside because there was a wedding going on, but maybe next time, and there will be a next time

Visited July 2012
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Schenectady, New York
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“Like they say, "you've gotta go here."”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This grand cathedral is different in color and layout than any other I've seen before. It is three stories high, has balconies on both sides, is various patterns of blue, gold and wood and has a theater like remarkable rear wall behind the alter. Amazing.

We spent twenty minutes just appreciating the carvings and colors.

Visited December 2011
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