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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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The observatory is located on the 31st floor and lets you see 360 degrees (four sides). There are all sorts of historical notes around this park (it is run by the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The observatory is located on the 31st floor and lets you see 360 degrees (four sides). There are all sorts of historical notes around this park (it is run by the park service-just this floor). The staff roams around and answers questions. I had many and they were incredibly knowledgeable about anything and everything. We did this on our second... More 

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Redlands, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice view of the city from the top of the building with some explanations of the different historical sites, the port and modern Quebec as well

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great way to see the layout of the city and they have a great interactive system to learn the history of city sites. The cost is $14/adult but there is a lot of good information on the history and sites of Quebec.

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Leonia, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of expensive but the best views in Quebec. Higher than the revolving restaurant and closer to the old City. Comprehensive views in all directions.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked this out on our Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour and it was definitely worth doing. We had a great view over Old Quebec and we used the screens set up all around the viewing area that enabled us to know what we were looking at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here on a drizzly morn and was surprised how interesting it was. just coming to end of a refurb and there is so much info given in eye catching manner. and of course the views are fantastic.See where you have been or have still to go.Quebec City centre is very walkable

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We visited the observatories expecting to kill a few minutes and were there 2 hours later! This is one of the best viewing towers we have visited. It gives a 360 degree view of the city in 4 rooms. In each room there are interactive screens that show the view with main points of interest highlighted. You can then click... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is one of the tallest buildings in Quebec City and probably the best place to see the city from above, including historic Old City and the Saint Lawrence River. Highly recommended for cityscape fanatics like me!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Highly recommended you to visit this place. From the 31th floor of the building, you can see 4 direction of the city with the best view you can have. The way they organize for visit also good and quick. I like this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Building looks like an 1960's office building but the top floor was open for public viewing. Great views, 360 around the Quebec peninsula. There were some historical interpretations and digitally interactive which I appreciated. I'd say it was worth it!

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