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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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St. Patrick would be proud.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Val A
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another one of the amazing churches in the heart of Montreal. Not quite as grand as the Notre Dame Basilica, there are other reasons to make a stop here. Firstly, this church is free to enter, and is very easy to walk to if you are in the downtown area, or even old town. Inside, I was stunned at the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These are photos of our visit. They are understated as this building has so much to offer in terms of architecture.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is special. The inside is beautiful. The wood carvings, the entire setting is very spiritual.

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Boyds, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church, at one time at least, has the largest capacity of any church in NA. It's history is fascinating, and the art (sculpture, glass, woodwork, etc.) is breath-taking. Give yourself time to really absorb the whole experience, and if you are in the least bit religious, embrace a religious experience here - it will reward you many times over.

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New York Suburbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true Gothic cruciform church of towering proportions. Built for and by the Irish immigrant community.

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Troy, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on our way to Mont Royale. It is a beautiful Basicila with wonderful wood carvings. You can get a guided tour which I highly recommend.

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hoboken, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the $5 to walk in and look at such a beautiful church. There was a small children's orchestra playing the day we went. It was just wonderful.

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