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Christ Church Cathedral

Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 1444 Union Ave., Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B8, Canada
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+1 514-843-6577
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

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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beautiful and must visit Cathedral

The Cathedral has really amazing interior design. The statues and decorative arts on the walls are beautiful. The ceiling and windows designed very artistic.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 5, 2017
Parvin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Super nice cathedral. Really beautiful. Small and elegant. Concerts are often held there and that is amazing. This month quite bit of piano concerts. Really nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The Cathedral has really amazing interior design. The statues and decorative arts on the walls are beautiful. The ceiling and windows designed very artistic.

Thank Parvin S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Very pretty church! We happened upon a Christmas program and stayed for about half of it. Of all the places we visited in Montreal, this was the place I felt the least welcome. Locals all over the city were helpful and fairly friendly, but we were glared at and made to feel very out of place here.

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Talent, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I would describe this church as pretty but not impressive. Maybe it just isn't my architectural style. It's worth a peek if you're in the neighborhood.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Well worth a visit. If you see Notre Dame first in Old Montreal this won't compare but they structure is magnificent. Enjoy it, worth a visit. Also there was no charge to go inside whereas as Notre-Dame is is $5 CAD per person.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The design of this cathedral is quite unique, from the outside as well as the inside. I have never seen a church like this.

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Wilmington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

P[en chorus rehearsals and performances at select times . . . whether or not you go ro a service or just want to appreciate the brilliantly beautiful chorus, it's definitely worth the stop. All sorts of other stuff going on at this lovely place. Always worth checking the weekly event schedule.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

We took the metro from Champ-de-Mars station near our hotel in Old Montreal to the Underground City before we attended the Sunday afternoon "Evensong Choral Concert" at this magnificent cathedral. The classic Gothic architecture transports one back into another time. Nearby is Hudson's Bay Company department store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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