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Christ Church Cathedral

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Address: 1444 Union Ave., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B8, Canada
Phone Number: 514 843 6577
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description:

An underground shopping mall was built under this 19th-century Gothic...

An underground shopping mall was built under this 19th-century Gothic cathedral to prevent it from sinking.

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For Anglophone Tourists A Nostalgic Reminder Of Home.

Set back above Rue St. Catherine West, Christ Church Cathedral is enough to make any English ex-pats feel like they'd been momentarily transported back across the Atlantic as both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not go inside but it is beautiful with a skyscraper behind it. Makes for an interesting photo opportunity. I am attaching a picture. Go see for yourself!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Set back above Rue St. Catherine West, Christ Church Cathedral is enough to make any English ex-pats feel like they'd been momentarily transported back across the Atlantic as both inside and out it resembles a typical English Parish Church. It's in classic Victorian gothic of a whitish grey stone. The side aisles roof buttresses the central high nave and it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Sitting on top of huge steel piles, the Church is on top of a Shopping Mall..it is a lovely place to contemplate , meditate, pray for a few minutes amidst the Hubub of Downtown Traffic.

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Thank Andre E
Salem, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

It's lovely architecture is a good reason to visit this cathedral. Another reason are the concerts that take place in this lovely space.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

If you are of the Anglican persuasion and visiting Montreal, I highly recommend taking the time for a service at the Cathedral. This magnificent 19th century structure has gorgeous stand glass windows and a very welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. Though that may sound unnecessary to say, with the onset of the Trump/Cruz right-wing pseudo religion I feel it's important. The 10:00am... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you are just overwhelmed by noise from Ste Catherine street, from millions of people, and crowd, you just have to enter here and spend 15 minutes in pure beautiful atmosphere., lovely Church and excellent place for concerts. acoustic is great and perfect for piano evenings etc..

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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is an Anglican cathedral, medium-sized, with a lovely rose window. It is a peaceful place to visit after the bustle of downtown.

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This cathedral was welcoming to the public the day I went. They had self-guide pamphlets available. There was no fee, but it asks for voluntary donations. They also seemed very welcoming to all, no matter gender, race, sexuality, etc. Their welcoming attitude was friendly and appreciated.

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

It was a rainy and hot day that we visited. Hot and humid inside. We are not Anglican and were shocked to learn that there is a woman priest on staff.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went there last week and loved how this church is hidden within the city. It is so simple yet, so beautiful in its on way. There was nothing flashy about it but we love the simplicity and charm that this church had. Good place to stop and look around for a few minutes.

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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.