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

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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Stunning, a place for contemplative time as well as marvelling at the artifacts, stained glass and the magnificent organ

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Tony L
Uckfield, England, United Kingdom
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Uckfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning, a place for contemplative time as well as marvelling at the artifacts, stained glass and the magnificent organ

Thank Tony L
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was stunning inside and breathtaking. Most of my friends whom visit montreal before had recommended me to visit. The interior was beautifully ornate and you can feel such history. And, that's where Celine Dion got married. LOL

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a 4 hour stop over in downtown Montreal. We took a taxi there for $10 and paid $5 each for the tour, and returned to the Via Rail station with time left over. The tour was by a very nice French lady who explained everything about the Basilica including the architect, the early religion, the fire and the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a good rainy day activity for us. A really impressive cathedral. What I liked was the stained glass window which showed church history from a Canadian perspective and also emphasized the work of nuns in spreading the faith something you dont often see.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I know its a real church but it felt more of a museum. There are lots of people who visit it so its not as quiet as you would expect. Tour groups crowd the centre seats and are given history lessons. The use of selfie sticks is a menace. The worse offender were Chinese tourists who had no respect that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the Notre-Dame and the surrounding area. It is amazing what nice buildings used to be built in those days and their status is unique.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can see why this place is the #1 thing to do in Montreal. It is very impressive. The outside is striking but not overly impressive, but as soon as you pay the $5 to get in you see the incredible architecture, the paintings, the sculptures, the massive organs, and don't forget there is another room/chapel in the back of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful church, and worth seeing. However, even though it is huge and you don't feel elbow to elbow, it is definitely on every tour guide's list, so it is very busy with lots and lots of people taking photos. There isn't really a sense of quiet or peace here. So...not sure if I'd go back. Probably would... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful architecture and artwork. Could have stayed longer to gaze and enjoy it. This is still an active church and appreciated ability to admire it. Would love to see it during services and all the lifts are on. It must be really amazing.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were able to enter and view the basilica as part of our Old Montreal walking tour. Normally, there is a charge to enter which I always find amusing seeing churches want to invite people in. The size of the church is amazing with a pipe organ the size of a small house. The woodwork, windows and carvings are amazing.... More 

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