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“Place of solace”

Parliament Hill and Buildings
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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
Ranked #2 of 257 things to do in Ottawa
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Owner description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the Senate. Free guided tours delve into Canadian history and explain the workings of the political system.
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“Place of solace”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I spent many weekends here as a foreign student who was studying at Carleton. The library is a definite must see. But the grounds, the peace and beauty that the monuments and place provide are certainly worth more than one visit. Whenever in town, this is a must visit for me. This is Ottawa!!!!!

Visited December 2012
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“Tour worthwhile”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a lovely building, both interior and exterior. Highly recommend a tour if you have the opportunity. Very interesting.

Visited October 2013
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“Really nice”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went there in the evening and next day to visit the parliament - it is just beautiful and it's great for a walk after dinner and you will have plenty of photo opportunity at any time of the day

Visited October 2013
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“Must tour when in Ottawa ”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The parliament building is a must tour when in Ottawa. We went on weekend so there was more open for public tour. Saw the House of Commons, the senate and the library. Also make sure to go up the Peace Tower - where the added bonus is the great view if Ottawa. Would have been a better view if it wasn't raining, but cool view all the same.

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“Lovely buildings and friendly guides.”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We found they gave free tours throughout the week and took one. The guides are friendly and they do have a sensible security check system. They take you throughout the building but not into the chambers while Parliament is in session. The Library is the star though. Simply beautiful. The design and stunning turned wood and wrought iron almost defy belief. Amazing. Unfortunately though, it is the one place you cannot take photos.

Visited October 2013
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