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St. Patrick's Basilica

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Address: 454 Rene-Levesque Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1A7, Canada
Phone Number: 514 866 7379
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This 19th-century church has a collection of interesting mosaics on its...

This 19th-century church has a collection of interesting mosaics on its ceiling.

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Oasis of calm and quiet in the middle of a busy city,

St. Patrick's provides a place for serenity and quiet. The atmosphere draw you into the spiritual mystery for which it stands.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The basilica is not as spectacular or as famous as Notre-Dame Basilica, but it also has a fascinating history and a beautiful interior. It is located away from most tourist areas, but is within easy walking distance of Old Montreal. It is a peaceful and tranquil island in a bustling part of the city. A free tour is available. Remember... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Patrick's provides a place for serenity and quiet. The atmosphere draw you into the spiritual mystery for which it stands.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 992 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate that a St. Patrick’s member was at the door when we walked in and was courteous enough to give us a short tour and told us the story of how the church was built and all the controversies about it. He told us quite a bit about the church and it’s history and about how the church... More 

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Laval, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stained glass windows are beautiful. I found that the irish origins of this church were well represented. The details all around are just breathtaking. It's a must see in Montreal. Very quiet and peaceful.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this very nice Cathedral walking back from visiting the World Cathedral. Very glad we went in. The sextant was at the door and insisted on giving us a short tour and telling us the story of how the church was built and all the controversies about it. It was a great 30 minutes, he made the history... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The twin cathedrals catered to the French (Notre Dame) and the English (St. Patrick's). Lovely inside but is not as lavish and dramatic as Notre Dame.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 11am Sunday mass was lovely with the accompaniment of the organ and cantor. The basilica interior is exquisitely intricate, even the pews were detailed with design. Importantly, the pastor gave a meaningful homily on forgiveness and family. It was a beautiful experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this church on two occasions. Once during the week and once for Sunday Mass. This church is an oasis of serenity, peacefulness and prayer. No swarms of photo taking tourists. Plenty to see and admire but most of all a fabulous place to pray, reflect or sit in meditation

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New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the gothic style of this church, especially after recently spending 2 weeks in Barcelona. Definitely check it out if you are in the area.

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Basilica sat across the street from my accommodations on a small park. It is in a quiet neighborhood a bit off the tourist path, and I would not have know about it, if I hadn't been staying nearby. I went into the church after a day of walking to see what was there and experience some peace and quiet.... More 

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