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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Phone Number: 514-842-2925
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12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its...

Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.

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We visited on Canada Day. I am not Catholic, but could have spent all day inside. The organ was played while we were there and it was beyond explanation and soul touching. We... read more

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on Canada Day. I am not Catholic, but could have spent all day inside. The organ was played while we were there and it was beyond explanation and soul touching. We spent a few hours looking, photographing, and observing others. The inside of the Basilica is beyond beautiful and well worth the five dollars admission fee. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The beauty of such a historic house of worship in North American soil ! Yes Celine Dion was married there, the famous tenors have sang there but the awe experience of this structure is overwhelming. Take your time a take pictures, pray s little and reflect! Enjoy!

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Worth the few bucks "donation" to enter. Spend the money, you won't regret it. Try and take a tour as everything is, expectedly, in French. The murals are beautiful and the overall size of the church is huge. A must see in Montreal.

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It makes no difference what your religious persuasion is, this is a must see. The beauty of the interior of the Basilica is outstanding as is the smaller chapel. The woodwork just takes your breath away. It's like you've just been transported to one of the great churches in Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Parking is difficult here, so you may have to walk a distance. The church is beautiful, stay in for the playing of the organs. They take US dollars, the fee for each person was $5 USD, with no conversion or change provided. But thats okay, its a church.

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Make sure to include this Basilica in you plans when visiting Old Montreal, Canada! The 20 minute tour is nice, but the hour tour will take you on a much more detailed experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful and inspiring. A long line to get in but it went very fast. The option to take a $5 tour but we just walked around ourselves.

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On a sunny afternoon I've decided to visit The Notre-Dame Basilica, because well...why not? The Notre-Dame Basilica is beautifully made, very colorful, the details are amazing. The entrance fee is 5$ and it gives you access to guided tours which could be useful for those who'd like to know more about its historical background. The last time I stepped into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the most spectacular churches I have visited. The altar and sanctuary are just magnificent, and flashless photography is welcome. Tours are available, but you can self-guide, and just admire it at your own pace. The small entrance fee is worth spending to see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When my wife and I first came to Montreal, we wanted to visit all the churches. I was completely blown away by Notre-Dame. It is worth paying for the light show and being able to walk around after. What an absolute beauty of a church. Fantastic.

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The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.