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City Hall

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This ornate building exemplifies Second Empire architectural design.
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275 Notre-Dame St. E. | (At Gosford), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C6, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-872-3355
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Located across the street at the top of the Place Jacque-Cartier. After lunch in the Place, walk up to City Hall and take in the grandeur of this building--especially at night when it's all lit up. There are free guided tours inside the building Mondays...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

You can wander around the outside of this building and admire the great architecture, or go inside for a free tour, well worth it and you can then spend as long as you like.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TeamWard
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is a pretty interesting place that dates back so long, it is hard to believe. The Parliament meets there and they offer tours in English and French I believe every day in the afternoon. I did not take the tours. This place if full...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bitler
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Did you know that you can walk into City Hall and they will give you a free tour of the building? There were a handful of tours the day we went, with the schedules clearly visible when you walk in. Tours are both in French...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jessi604
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A truly beautiful, almost iconic building - quite rightly currently used as the City Hall. Massively characterful edifice suitably imposing in the very centre of the heart of Montreal and in the similarly historic and characterful Old Town - which itself is similarly impressive. Also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sight as we strolled Montreal on a beautiful day! I did not go in, but the architecture is very large and majestic!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mercya890
Reviewed June 3, 2018

It was a beautiful sight to behold while I was walking the streets of Montreal. Entrance is free and I was able to read through some of the historical information. The architecture was grand and the halls inside were as beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MrsWayfarer
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We stopped here after dining at John Michael's on Place Jacques Cartier. The building itself is rather handsome 19th century architecture. Entrance is free, and it's definitely worth a 20 minute stop to peer inside and learn about the history of Montreal.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MKB1701
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Iconic building with a lot of history. We stopped to check out the main hall for free on a very cold morning. 15 minutes was enough time to get warmed up and continue on our walking tour.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed March 4, 2018

City Hall is a magnificent example of Second Empire architecture. It is a great building, sitting on Notre Dame East st., between Place Jacques Cartier and Champ de mars. It was completed in 1878, but had to be rebuilt after a massive fire in 1922....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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