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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Phone Number: 514-842-2925
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
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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Beautiful Woodwork

The Basilica of Notre Dame was full of beautiful wood work done by hand! The elegant carvings, stain glass windows, and lit candles created a beautiful place to worship God... read more

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Basilica of Notre Dame was full of beautiful wood work done by hand! The elegant carvings, stain glass windows, and lit candles created a beautiful place to worship God. This is a great place sit in awe and take in all the splendor, or light a candle to say a prayer for a loved one. This is definitely a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This extraordinary bldg that once you're inside you feel that peaceful moment belongs to you! The history, the architecture is so fascinating of the early Canadian history that we see it in the beautiful sculptures. It is worth to see this marvellous landmark of Montreal-ps. You sit in a bench for awhile & close your eyes & you feel the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is 100% a must see for anyone visiting the city. Worth the trip. Pretty family friendly, take a tour but if you and your partner (or the kids) can sit still for an hour, it's worth going for a service to hear the choir. Just make sure you call ahead or look online to check which service time the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing Church, the whole place is a master piece. There's ramp for wheelchair at the front. Must to do.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was blown away by the beauty of this basilica. You feel as though you have stepped into a European masterpiece. The free guided tour every 20 minutes was great. You are overwhelmed by the details, artwork and majesty. Sitting and listening to the guide really helped you appreciate what you were seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty enough but I was probably spoiled by having visited bigger & better churches & cathedrals in Peru and Ecuador.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Admission is $5 which includes a twenty-minute tour, and for an additional $5, you get a sixty-minute tour which gives you access to parts of the cathedral not available on the standard tour. Worth every penny of the additional $5.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful architect. Busy with tourists but doesn't take away from the details of the church. Would be great to hear the choir.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The church was busy and there was a sense of some of the experience being lost among the people snapping selfies and recording an organ concert on their phone. Cracking building and the $5 entry fee is fair considering I suppose. Try and avoid at traditionally busy times for tourists.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sheer beauty of this basilica will give you shivers down your back. Must be seen! I have visited many times with friends and family and each time the feeling is the same.

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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.