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Underground City

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 5149901872
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers to...

Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers to the extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels all connected underground.

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Enjoyable all the year long!

The biggest underground city is here! Very nice place to go take a walk by any weather. Connected directly at the Metro network and to the downtown. Enjoyable all the year long.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unlike Toronto this underground city is confusing for the tourists. We followed a RES sign through a government building only to find the escalator closed. We asked someone where to go and they directed use to another entrance but this door was locked! Later we saw a guided tour heading off down another RES pathway so we followed. But all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The biggest underground city is here! Very nice place to go take a walk by any weather. Connected directly at the Metro network and to the downtown. Enjoyable all the year long.

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Thank 251larsn
Morden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw just a small part of this vast underground system, which complete with underground stations, is amazing. Interesting to see where everyone goes when the "extremely cold weather strikes.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice place, all sorts of stores. Just watch your purse. If you have trouble walking and require a walker you have to really look for a elevator. But they do assist you.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The montreal underground city is also a must - see attraction ! I recommend a map not to get lost because it is huge!

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a mindblowing experience to be able to walk from shopping mall to shopping mall underground-awesome and highly recommended

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I needed a pharmacy and easily found one there. The fountain was fun to watch shoot the water in the air.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a blue print for cities with snow. I think if you know it properly you wouldn't have to come out until the spring! Restaurants, lounge ares, stores of every kind. Sure wish we had this when I lived in Chicago!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was astonished at this incredible network located underneath the streets of Montreal. The network is particularly useful during Montreal's long winters. You can access the Underground city from many metro stations. I enjoyed it a lot! My impressions: I found everything clean and I felt secure walking around. If you want to eat something, you will find many fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A full under ground shopping area, if it is hot or cold depending on the season, you can go underground and do everything from shopping to dining and all in comfort

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Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.