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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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Nice view

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't believe that seeing Quebec from this high up is worth $14, as there is nothing else but a few windows to gaze from, but as a tourist, it was nice to see once.

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Terrigal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The observation level, on the 31st floor, provides excellent views over the city of Quebec and the St Lawrence River. Information is available to help identify key sites - buildings, parks, churches, the port and bridges. The staff are also happy to provide assistance and answer any questions. The advertised price includes taxes and is very reasonable. they also offer... More 

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ObservatoireCap, Responsable des relations publiques at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Thanks Paul S. for sharing your experience. It's very appreciated. It's a pleasure to see you again. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is ok but definitely not worth the $14 per person. I also don't recommend it to be your first stop in Old Québec City, as listed in some of the touristic maps.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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ObservatoireCap, Responsable des relations publiques at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Thanks Uncle_spike for sharing your experience. It's very appreciated. It's a pleasure to see you again. More 

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