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Church turned into library

This is a cool place. It’s all white, but they kept the church windows. It’s a good place to see... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Calgary, Canada
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Wow! What a transformation

This is another building in the City of Quebec that awed us. The building now functions as the... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
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40 St Stanislas, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4H1, Canada
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

I would not have noticed this building among the many splendors of Quebec except for the fact that it's across the street from the Morrin Center. The clean, light-stone exterior of this large "church" is actually quite attractive. It began its life as a mid-19th-century...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Answer: You repurpose the beautiful building as a museum or cultural center to benefit the community in a secular fashion. The church was purged of stained glass and altars and painted stark white throughout. The House of Literature is an hommage to language and the...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a cool place. It’s all white, but they kept the church windows. It’s a good place to see how much of our high school French that we remember.

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is another building in the City of Quebec that awed us. The building now functions as the repository of the collection of literature of Quebec, but originally it was the Wesley Temple. The Temple was the first Gothic style church in Quebec built in...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Modern space. Enjoyed working on the 1000 piece puzzle in the quiet room upstairs. Worth a stop to look at the space, sit and relax.

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

A modern and pristine library in a classic old church. Wow, interesting! Worth a brief look around. (If nothing else, a great place to refresh yourself.)

Thank JHeskin
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

It's a real functional library. The architecture is beautiful, nice clean lines but with the historical church look. It's a definite must see.

Thank BelaN74
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Take the time to stop into the library. Bring a camera as the architecture is wonderful from all angles.

Thank MariaVin
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We happened upon the library while strolling in old Quebec. It is a lovely library that was once a church. The inside is painted white and the large church windows allow for lots of natural light. There is a spiral staircase to the upper level....More

Thank dlvlly
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The reason why I checked this place out is because of the pictures I saw online. It's a very photogenic library, I'll give it that; however, we were in a hurry, so I just clicked and ran. It's smaller than it looks in the pictures....More

Thank Mia H
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