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Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde

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Address: 1085 de la Cathedrale | (René-Lévesque W. and Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V3, Canada
Phone Number: 514 866 1661
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This Catholic church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the World, was modeled...

This Catholic church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the World, was modeled after Rome's St. Peter's Church.

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Some reviews are confusing the Cathedral with the Basilica

This attraction is the Catholic Cathedral not the far more visited Basilca of Notre Dame in Montreal. The cathedral offers free admission; the Basilica charges C$5 a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This attraction is the Catholic Cathedral not the far more visited Basilca of Notre Dame in Montreal. The cathedral offers free admission; the Basilica charges C$5 a person. The Cathedral is cavernous inside but relatively simple, as least compared to the Basilica. Fewer tourists at the Cathedral meant it was easier to say a few words in quiet prayer to... More 

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Taree, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you're a Cathedral addict like us, and can't pass any church without peeping in, you likely won't have seen another like this. It's simply eye-popping and you must take the time to do the complete circuit of the inside because the view and feeling changes with every step. Above all, don't walk past and think you've seen it... More 

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Incredible craftsmanship is all over this basilica. Beautiful place to visit. Great history behind the construction as well.

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1 Thank mikeahfi
Duesseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral has definitely been inspired by the St.Pieter Basilica in Vatican City. Many features are similar, but have been re-interpreted in this wonderful church. It is well worth a visit.

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Thank kostyalevin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small, elegant Cathedral with pretty wood carved arches, and stations to pray, and light candles.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the four basilicas is highly recommended as each is so very different than the other. The church's tell different stories of the immigrants the church's were constructed to serve. The stained glass windows were so interesting and the interiors vary with the church's historic patrons background stories.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like cathedral buildings and architects, so anything like this I would always give it a go. The ceilings are lighting up and it is golden bright like a lot of the others, which is quite beautiful. It can be a peaceful and quite 5-10min stop .

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide said this was modelled on St Peter's in Rome. Essentially a smaller version. Impressive enough inside for the ceilings and centre piece but if you've been to places like St Peters then you might not be blown away. Free of charge which is good.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stumbled across this church while walking around Montreal and was very impressed. The celing architecture and tombs were a definite attraction.

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Orchard Park, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I dont know what i was expecting. I think I thought it was going to be like a basilica. It was kinda plain, but nice and smelled strongly of incense. Mass was going on at 7 AM on a tuesday morning do I couldnt walk around really.

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