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Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec

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“beautiful church”(211 reviews)
“gold leaf”(27 reviews)
“stained glass”(47 reviews)
This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries past.
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16 rue Buade, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4A1, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing! I wish, I could visit this church more often. Very impressive. Quiet and peaceful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Natalie I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Incredible architecture and beautiful interior with stain glasses windows and gold gilding throughout.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. That’s our reaction when we stepped foot inside this basilica. Gold leaf adorned the roof. Fantastic stained glass windows. Really good.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jessypollard
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into visiting churches, as my wife is, then visiting Notre-Dame should be on your list. A beautiful church the inside has lovely stain glass windows as well as a really nice altar area. Located in the upper part of old town it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Blackbelt2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely cathedral with its stained glass windows, paintings, frescos, tiles and more. Large and lovely comparable to some in Europe.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank soccerrin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilicas are not avarage. The rating I gave here is only for all the Basilicas and Cathedrals that I have seen in Europe. This one is beautiful. This one is like a petite France's Notre Dame. Almost a copy. The colors in the interior...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hernandez1697
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cathedral is worth a short visit during stroll through upper old town; not a lot of art inside but a lot of gold

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TouristInTuscany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the Crèche in the day and at night. So much history in this church. Very peaceful. Beautiful place to pray and reflect.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CanadianDiscoverer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best church in the land. Wow what beauty here of gold and splendor. Take a walk around and explore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OwlAdvisor100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My French is poor and I'm Southern Baptist, but I couldn't imagine a better place for Christmas Eve in Quebec than this cathedral. The interior is extraordinarily beautiful, reminiscent of some of Europe's best. After the English "Merry Christmas," the service was in French, so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from vols94 | Reviewed this property |
yes you dont need a tour but there are local companies you can book in the hotels that do city tours.
Neha M
November 17, 2017|
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Response from bkolstoe24 | Reviewed this property |
Good luck. I am guessing it will be very busy and very crowded. We were there in the “off” season and it was packed with people. Just too beautiful. Lower your photographic expectations and just try to soak it in. Do the... More
February 19, 2017|
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better in winter to Uber
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July 28, 2017|
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Thanks maryann-ns! Did some more reading (thanks for all the links - it was very educational and informative). We've decided to extend the trip for two more days and make it 16 days. After Quebec city, we'll stop in Moncton as there seem to be a couple of activities that my son would like. From there we'll head to PEI (spend a couple of days there) After that head to NS (spend a couple of days there as well) And finally head back to Toronto via Maine and Vermont. Thanks!
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April 12, 2017|
Response fromrickb|
Yup 4 nights wil give you just 3 days in town so it might be better to go for 5 if you want to visit nearby attractions. The whole enchilada of Montmorency Falls, Canyon Sainte-Anne and Orléans Island with may be a stop at Sainte-Anne Basilica will a very good full day. As per Chutes de la Chaudière it is not close to the ferry wharf in Lévis, in fact it is very close to Highway 20 before you reach Pierre-Laporte Bridge so only a stop while you drive to or from Québec City. In the city...More
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May 28, 2016|
Response fromjosee19963|
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