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“Gorgeous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica
110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T2, Canada (Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal))
514-842-2925
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Walking Tour of Old Montreal
Ranked #1 of 479 things to do in Montreal
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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.
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We visited the Basilica and were stunned at how beautiful it was. We also heard the pipe organ and, given the great acoustics in the Basilica, it was worth arranging to be there to hear it. It is quite powerful, and I think the organist likes to make sure people experience that! (I almost jumped when it started to play it was so loud). I don't think a long visit is required, but a short one is highly recommended.

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“Best of the Basilicas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is the most stunning cathedral I have eve seen and the stained glass throughout is remarkably vivid. The stunning multi-floored altar soars high above and details Christ's life more deeply than any I recall.
This is a highlight of this beautiful city.

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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The best and most interesting Basilica I have seen. Although new compared to European churches it is full of interest and well worth the entrance fee of about $10. Check out the times of the light show , the peel of bells is also amazing.

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I am not religious in anyway, but you don't have to be to take in all the beautiful details of this church. It is a fantastic way to spend and hour or two. There are so many little details, so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The interior is especially unusual, the altar area is blue and creates a very peaceful atmosphere. It is an especially well known church and is used for very special events such as Celine Deion's wedding.

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