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Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde

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This Catholic church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the World, was modeled after Rome's St. Peter's Church.
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1085 de la Cathedrale | (René-Lévesque W. and Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V3, Canada
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All reviews mary queen of the world st peters scale model smaller version heart of downtown light a candle nice church sunday mass beautiful inside worth a visit stained glass old montreal vatican architecture statues bernini baldacchino
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't compare it with the Nother Dame Basilica, you can even skip the cathedral if you have not enough time in Montreal.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very unusual building in that it is a cut-down version of St Peters in Rome including the canopy over the altar (Bernini) but without his colonnade outside. It does not have the presence of St Peters which is many times the size.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Greg C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love stopping by this lovely church in the mornings. It’s peaceful and quiet, as well as warm. Take a walk around the church and admire the art and architecture. It’s a great place to start the day!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a smaller version of st. peters, down to the altar. bishops are buried here, and has historical paintings. Spend time admiring the external architecture. Right in middle of business district.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank agac
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This cathedral has about a dozen large paintings on the inside perimeter of the church about early French missionary explorers. This church is less ornate than the Basilica Notre Dame. It is still worth a visit (free) and tour around. Unfortunately, there is not a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to our hotel when it started snowing. We ended up hearing mass in French. It was beautiful. The acoustic was good. The cathedral is supposed to be a small replica of the St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

An impressive cathedral in downtown Montreal, which is modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. While imposing from the outside, it is equally grand on the inside. Spacious and nicely ornamented, it reminds the visitor of the Basilica especially the altar which is covered by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

A large edifice with ornate interior including a baldacchino built to replicate Bernini’s in St Peter’s basilica of Rome. Important Montreal church.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Josephivimey
Reviewed November 13, 2018

The many similarities to Saint Peter's in Rome makes it a worthwhile stop while strolling about in Montreal.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank judith m
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This is right next door to Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and worth a visit It is free to enter and the colours and detail are amazing Lots of beautiful art work One of the most unusual cathedral interiors i have seen

Date of experience: November 2018
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Leng P
May 29, 2016|
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Response from Serge007 | Reviewed this property |
Totally free.
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30 minutes to an hour. Depends on you.
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Montreal priorities (2 Replies)
Hi, My husband and I are traveling to Montreal later this month. Below is our tentative itinerary. Any comments/suggestions for additions/deletions would be appreciated. Our focus is on experiencing Old Montreal and eating good food. Thanks! Sat 7:45am Train Quebec - Montreal ETA 11:04am Hotel checkin Jean Talon Market? Eat lunch on outside terrace?? Brewpub Experience Tour (2pm 3 hours) Dinner - Jardin Nelson? Sun Tour Notre Dame Basilica Tour Bonsecours Market?? 11am...More
August 04, 2013|
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What are you looking for to shop in the plateau? The best shopping is downtown. Surprised by the restaurant choices. Jardin Nelson is very casual and outdoor dining vs expensive Milos and Gibbys. If you can afford Milos, one of the most expensive restaurant in the city, you have many options. I would drop gibbys. If you want meat, go to club chasse et peche instead. Gibbys is Overrated imo and I have written about it before. Milo is expensive, but the decor is very basic. The reason...More