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Underground City

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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Address: Downtown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Stay warm while travelling the city

We made use of the Underground City quite a bit during our winter stay in Montreal. With a direct connection to our hotel (Intercontinental), we were able to get to Centre Bell... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent place, emblematic for Montreal, good prices, a lot of shopping places, food courts, cinemas, metro stations and more

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

meters and meters of shop, warm in the winter, cool in the summer you will find shops for every age, some are trendy, classical or adventourous, but all are tpnotch. You can also find bargains, le Musée Grévin and nail polish for your tootsies. Fun

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can find anything you are looking for, many stores, This is what underground shopping is about , you dont have to go outside.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made use of the Underground City quite a bit during our winter stay in Montreal. With a direct connection to our hotel (Intercontinental), we were able to get to Centre Bell without heading outside. Similarly, we were able to get to Rue Saint-Catharine with ease. At times, the paths were not marked well, so come with a sense of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Montreal got it right with the downtown underground shopping plaza.You could spend the entire day shopping without seeing the same shops, or without going outdoors. From an Armani suit to an ice cream cone or a pretzel. Food courts, household goods. All underground, from Central Station to the Bay, Eaton's Center to the Linen Chest. All within walking distance.

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Williston, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If is was just a little cleaner but other than that is was great I think it is a great place and you should go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really fun place to explore with all the shops and restaurants. Basically it is for pedestrians when it is snowed in but you can easily get lost in the maze but not in a bad way! Definitely fun

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's like an average mall, but underground. Nothing special if you live in Montreal. However, it was worth a walk through if youve never seen something like this before. Besides normal mall shops, there are a few coffee shops, and flower shops. It's a great way to get around when the weather is poor.

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LaSalle, Montreal, Qc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never have to go outside to shop. You have access, to stores, restaurants, groceries, movie theatres, you name it, its under there. No freezing, from being outside & no sweating in the summer of being outside either. What else, can one ask for. Montreal underground, has it made.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The underground is a great place to hide when the temperature goes below 0. At the same time there are a lot of places to eat and good shopping.

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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.