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Notre Dame Basilica

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Address: 385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Phone Number: 613-241-7496
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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin...

This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.

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Not to be missed. There was a worship service going on while we were there so we did not walk the length of the aisles. Instead we sat at the back and just soaked in all the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not to be missed. There was a worship service going on while we were there so we did not walk the length of the aisles. Instead we sat at the back and just soaked in all the beauty. I would love a tour when the organ is being played.

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Short walk from Parliament Hill you will find the Notre Dame Basilica. A stunning building (exterior as well as interior), with beautiful stained glass windows.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The interior and exterior look to have been renovated in the last five years. The interior is beautiful with many stunning windows.

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Campbell, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The inside is beautiful. We were there on Aug.15 which was a Holy Day. So we could hear the organ and the choir.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great spot for some quiet time. Magnificent structure. Visitors are welcomed and are respectful of this Church

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing to see and spend some quiet time. Tourists behaved themselves. The sculpture of a giant black steel spider across the street that probably goes with the art museum was a sore sight to see. Whoever allowed such monstrosity to be placed across the street from a beautiful religious landmark should have their head examined. They probably had a hidden... More 

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Port Elgin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superb building.architecture was astonishing. Peaceful and holy if that's a good description. Many faiths inside just looking and enjoying a quiet time in a otherwise rush rush life.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite stunning. It reminded me of a cross between Sacre Coeur and Notre Dame in Paris. Very ornate, colourful, beautiful carvings. At the very back there is the chapel of Sacre Couer, beautiful wood carvings.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there for a bilingual service and it was not too crowded. The church bells can be heard for miles around, and the silver steeples are shiny and beautiful. The inside of the church has amazing stained glass and detailed motifs related to Canadian symbols...

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be a bustling city outside but inside the Basilica all is calm. A beautiful building were you can admire the architecture or just take a few minutes to gather your thoughts well worth a visit for all age groups.

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