We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Beautiful interior, Excellent Acoustics” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Notre Dame Basilica

Notre Dame Basilica
Book In Advance
More Info
$28.89*
and up
Ottawa City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #8 of 254 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
122 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Beautiful interior, Excellent Acoustics”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

i attended the noon time mass on Sunday when English mass is read. This church must have been up kept with subsidies from the Capital city. The interior is just beautiful despite of the church's age. It is the very best classical architecture one can find in North American for a catholic church. Anyone who has visited the Montreal's Notre Dame must see this one which i put as one notch above.

The acoustics is top notch. Every single note that the choir sings is clearly played out via small speakers installed in each vertical column, but each musical note is not reverberated in the large space of tall ceiling. Every single word of homily by the priest is clearly broadcast. The organ music further accentuates the good acoustic chamber.

For most North Americans who have not been able to see some fine European churches, this gem in North America may be a good option.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank oldbutcool
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

807 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    518
    226
    57
    0
    6
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ontario
Level Contributor
57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

The care and detail inside and out is absolutely amazing. It is a quick, worthwhile stop for after you finish seeing the Gallery.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Luv3Girls
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Take your breath away!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Most stunningly beautiful church from both exterior and in particular interior, that I have seen in Canada. Must see the inside of this church even if not religious.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Scott H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“No need to visit Europe's churches when you have Notre Dame Basilica right here !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We often visit all of Europe's churches and basilicas that line up the streets of villages and cities. Notre Dame Basilica is as beautiful and deserves a visit.

Helpful?
1 Thank Denise L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Regina
Level Contributor
41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Free to go in and enjoy the spectacular architecture and stained glass windows.Would have been nice to have something to explain a bit about the meaning of some of the statues and windows such as when they were created etc.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank rn526
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Notre Dame Basilica also viewed

 

Been to Notre Dame Basilica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing