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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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It is not possible for me to adequately express my feelings at our visit too The Basilica. I think this was more spectacular than any other church I have visited.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is not possible for me to adequately express my feelings at our visit too The Basilica. I think this was more spectacular than any other church I have visited.

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Duiven (The Netherlands)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful Dame in the centre of Montreal. What a colors and light fest. If you have a few minutes, try to see it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Situated on a very busy street this is a peaceful oasis. Built of wood, painted to look like marble, it is majestic. The roof with blue sky and silver stars is stunning

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Love the interior of this basilica. tastefully ornate. Enjoyed the visit. I think is one of the most beautiful church interior I have seen

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drop in for a quick visit, totally worth your time, especially if you're visiting the National Gallery across the street. Spectacular artwork inside, you will not be disappointed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As it is so close to other main attractions in Ottawa, definitely worth popping in to have a look. Love the ceiling, and the fact that it is not huge somehow makes it easier to appreciate.

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Koblenz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest church in Ottawa and a must on your visit list whether you are religious or not. The architecture and stained glass windows are a work of art.

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Notre Dame is beautiful with the rich wood, stained glass and the religious statues and it becomes magnificent when our tour guide turned on the lights in the altar section after his short presentation. Walking into Notre Dame is breath taking. It is so beautiful. A gentleman talked about its history, etc. and at the end of his presentation he... More 

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North York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning architecture in city centre close to many other major attractions .,good for those who are religious and also for those just visiting it for its history or architecture ,can't say a must watch ,but it worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church is amazingly constructed. The artwork in this church is so beautiful & inspiring. The stained glass, the woodwork, the paintings. Even the ceilings are a work of art. We lit a candle for our loved ones and prayed a little bit. It would be nice to spend more time in this church & I would love to hear... More 

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