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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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St. Patrick's Basilica is one of the most beautiful churches in Montreal in addition to being first and foremost a wonderful place to celebrate Mass in English. Although the pews... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

St. Patrick's Basilica is one of the most beautiful churches in Montreal in addition to being first and foremost a wonderful place to celebrate Mass in English. Although the pews are not as full as they should be for a church of this size, pastor Fr. Coyle often delivers a powerful homily with an on-point message. The singing from regular... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is wonderful inside and out. The aged polished wood is beautiful are are the windows. Its in a pleasant park like setting despite being in heart of downtown Montreal.

Thank beentheretooo
Arnold, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Patricks Basilica in downtown is a surprise. A beautiful Gothic Revival style and a sense that it is a real parish church. The portraits in the nave are especially interesting and this place is well worth a visit.

Thank James H
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As well as visiting Basillque Notre Dame also decided to pay a visit to this church is it us simply beautiful and not to be missed.... No entrance fee and only 3 or 4 other people at the same time in the church at 430pm. It is located on Boul Rene Levesque a short walk North and west of Notre... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is free to go in here and is a lovely building. Attractive stained glass windows. Notre Dame we missed out on as you had to pay.

Thank Maturity
Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next to a nice jazz restaurant that we ate at this Church was probably the highlight of our weekend stay in Montreal. We attended sunday morning mass at the Basilica and mass was celebrated in French. We discovered this church later in the day sunday and discovered we could have gone here for mass in English. So we know for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone with Irish heritage or an appreciation for fine craftsmanship will appreciate a visit to this beautiful basilica. Very ornate and very different to Notre-Dame, also in Montreal. The seats/pews are amazing, what detail in their production. Fantastic fine detail to walls and ceilings also. A must see.

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during the week and were greeted by a young graduate student who was a guide for the church. She provided a free guided tour of the church and provided extensive background of how the church was built for the Irish community in Montreal who did not have a church that used English. The church is beautiful and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only Catholic Church near Old Montreal that offers English service. Check their website for times. The interior is beautiful and a must see.

Thank markeetots
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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