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Notre-Dame Basilica

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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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110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-842-2925
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Reviewed today

Take 20 minute tour provided with admission. If you've been to St. Chapelle, Paris, note similarities.

Thank lmmla91
Reviewed today

Not only is the church incredible the Aura light show is an amazing experience. It is not a long light show so it is easy to fit it in if you are visiting Montreal.

Thank Keara M
Reviewed today

The beauty of the inside of this church is breath-taking, although quite dark. If you want to enter this basilica to pray you wont be charged, but on your way out put some money in the collecting bin because it's the only way these churches...More

Thank Ginny891
Reviewed today

If you are thinking about going to Montreal, don't miss the Aura show. It was one of the best things I've ever experienced. Book tickets well in advance. It sells out quick. Also show up at least a half hour early.

Thank AlissaJ5
Reviewed yesterday

The church is obviously beautiful. If you want to sit for a while you can sit in the pews. While sitting in the church someone was playing the large organ. The only thing thing I wa surprised about was the entrance fee rather than a...More

Thank Peppacollie
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing and interesting. Definitely worth spending some time here. A real highlight of our trip to Montreal.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church is spectacular in a taking your breath away type of way. It’s one of the best churches I have ever seen. There is lots to see in the side chapels and the main nave. There are 2 private areas for prayer if you...More

Thank skyerow
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely cathedral with an interesting history. English gothic inside and French neo gothic interior. Well worth a visit

Thank Claire W
Reviewed yesterday

I visited the basilica for the AURA light expereince. It was absolutely fantastic. The music and light show was very moving and well worth the price of the ticket. The Basilica itself is gorgeous, very gothic and absolutely stunning. Loved it!

Thank Jade A
Reviewed yesterday

I was lucky to get to visit this cathedral and see the light and music show. It was fabulous! I just wish it had been longer.

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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
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September 28, 2018|
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Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely book online., many people were turned away due to no seats left on the day I went.
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September 27, 2018|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
If you're interested in the Aura light show in the Cathedral buy online before you go. They usually sell out.
September 26, 2018|
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Response from robchora | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase them on site