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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
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+1 514-842-2925
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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
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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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Pay the $5 for a tour. It is in English and very informative historical review of Montreal and the Basilica. Well worth the 20 or 25 minutes.

Reviewed August 28, 2016
jack D
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Pay the $5 for a tour. It is in English and very informative historical review of Montreal and the Basilica. Well worth the 20 or 25 minutes.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I decided to check out the Notre-Dame Basillica in Montreal, which I believe is modeled after the one in Paris. It looks very similar to it. The basillica itself is very beautiful and impressive. And I enjoyed listening to the organ music and the singers who sang classical religious hymns. Although, please note that if you do check out this... More 

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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Note, have weddings Saturday afternoons so access is over by 12 noon. Take the free 20 min tour well worth it

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Truly one of the prettiest churches we've ever been in. Rivals those of Italy. If there is a tour group listening to the guides there, be sure to sit down and listen to them. Very interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

You walk in and you just appreciate the details, people took time to make this place a wonder Definitely worth going to, go!!!

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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

A must see. Magnificent main altar with statuary and religious icons. Lines move quickly. Worth the moderate price of admission.

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

We went just to see an amazing building, but had fortunate timing. Just as our tour of the basilica was wrapping up, the organ concert began. We were able to sit in the pews and listen to a fun hour of music from the movies (Star Wars, Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, etc.) adapted for a massive organ.... More 

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

This church is certainly something to see while in Old Montreal. It is beyond beautiful and is a must see while you are there. It is laced in gold, just wow! I suggest taking a guided tour as it gives that much more meaning and you learn about its history. It is also surrounded by restaurants and shops that are... More 

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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

One word... beautiful!!! This place is a must see in Montreal, it's absolutely amazing. My kids loved it too.

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

We visited a few other churches in Montreal and this was the only one that charged an entry fee. While I am sure that maintenance costs a lot, it just seems "un-Christian" to pay to enter a church. It was much more enjoyable to sit at the square outside Notre-Dame and people watch.

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