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Observatoire de la Capitale

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Address: Edifice Marie-Guyart | 1037, rue De La Chevrotiere, 31st floor, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5E9, Canada
Phone Number: (418) 644-9841 or 1-888-497-4322
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Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the...

Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.

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Great for an overview of the city

Great views of Quebec from here. It was so quiet, only one other couple looking round, yet it wasn't an expensive visit. On 31sr floor, you are inside and only a short walk from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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East Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of Quebec from here. It was so quiet, only one other couple looking round, yet it wasn't an expensive visit. On 31sr floor, you are inside and only a short walk from the firtifications and near the restaurants of Grand Allee. You can appreciate the areas around Quebec. No time limit. You can also visit after dark.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a rainy day and had the entire observatory to ourselves. The guide was happy to give us detailed information and history. At first, visibility was extremely limited. That actually turned out to be a good thing, because we spent a lot of time reading the information on the wall. Excellent explanations of history, culture and trivia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to see 360 degree views of the city. Was a clear day $14per adult $11 for seniors. We were pleased to have gone up.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go on a clear day for best views obviously. Quick quiet elevator ride to 31st floor. Signage in both English and French. We could see the city, river and mountains

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view to Quebec is really nice. It's a good point to get started with your visit and getting a bit oriented where to head to when you're back on the ground

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Timberlea, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

This was a real highlight of our visit to Quebec. The observatoire de la capitale offers amazing views of all corners of Quebec City and the surrounding areas. The hostess at the welcome centre was excellent and spoke english well, providing a good explanation of what we could expect on the tour. She also explained a special offer available for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The brochures and books all say 360 deg views, which is correct, but not all at once! Be prepared to walk from room to room around the building, The info boards are great, and your ticket is valid all day which is also good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

You can see these views from many other points for zero cost just before you enter old city. Yes, it is a walk up a hill to see views for free. Charging $14 is really a ridiculous price to look out at view from a window.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

At first i wasn't sure if this was the Observatory and walked past it. Worst enough it had started snowing. I had 40mins to go around. To me, the entrance fee is not reasonable. The little touch screens and the comfy circle like couch eliminate noise and lets you focus on the history on the screen. Amazing view. Would have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This was out first stop in Québec. It was good to get oriented and to see the Citadel from above, but we were disappointed by the seemingly random exhibit. Kind of pricey for what you get.

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