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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-842-2925
Today
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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Breathtaking Historical Site

Great beauty of a church. Quite stunning and invoking reverence. When we went, tours were running on the half hour and last 25 min +/-, but may be worth a call to check to be... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great beauty of a church. Quite stunning and invoking reverence. When we went, tours were running on the half hour and last 25 min +/-, but may be worth a call to check to be sure. You could get this visit done in 45 min from start to end (including tour). Its worth that short investment of time for a... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely and interesting tour of this jewel of Montreal. Enjoyed a walking tour that included the history of the Basilica. Well worth the time to include this in your trip to this wonderful city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have to pay $6 to enter, but once inside the church is beautiful piece of history. There are other beautiful churches in the area with gorgeous stained glass. Notre Dame is the most famous and a stop is a must when in Montreal.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The basilica is gorgeous, with lovely Christmas themed lights up around the building at our time of visiting. We visited in the morning and then returned later in the day for the tour, which was not running on that day in the morning. The tour was informative and worth the return. Definitely worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just unbelievably beautiful. The architecture is amazing, the colors are beautiful. It's a very humbling experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the Basilica twice during my visit to Montreal. There is a nominal visitor's fee ($5). The English tour was hugely informative. This church is breathtaking from the architecture to the stained glass windows. This is a must see if in Montreal!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit this place while visiting Montreal. Amazing church that any architectural fanatic should visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful basilica with great Christmas decorations and a beautiful private prayer chapel. The queues can be long and hard especially in winter but the wait is worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breath taking, comparable to some of the churches in Rome. A must see. Spend 15-20 min and just look around so much to take in

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charming atmosphere! We were lucky to listen to organ music. At night the light decorations make it even bigger.Recommend to everyone!

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