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“for shopping junkies”
Review of Underground City

Underground City
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Ranked #36 of 421 things to do in Montreal
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Montreal's answer to the region's harsh winters, Underground City refers to the extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels all connected underground.
Reviewed January 27, 2013

just a large shopping center, therefore like any other in the western world, same shops, same logos, same stuff.
In fact in is a combination of several linked centers, all alike.
all underground, (several levels), links to the metro, many food courts, but we could not find a single restaurant (i.e. with chairs, table, menu, waiter, wine)
If you get lost, ask anybody where is the infocenter, only they seem to know how to get somewhere, people in the shops (the half dozen we asked) are just as lost as you, except witin their shop, and they may ask you: "how's the weather like outside?"
an Android app could be useful, there are maps, but with instructions printed font 6 in black, on a dark purple background..
no concern for energy wasted in excessive bright lights (mostly incandescent),
but it is warm, no snow, no sluch, only poutine to indicate in which city you are.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you havent been out for nuit blanch in Montreal then you dont know what you are missing. Theres non stop action inside and out. Dont forget to wear your long johns. and take the day off work the next day. the metro is open ALL night long. :))

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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Not much into shopping but liked being able to walk in warm area and love the chandeliers hanging in the food court. Had Poutine. Enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

this place fascinated my husband and he went several times until he had explored it totally. I found the Underground City a little confusing until I learned how their signage worked; the path actually goes up and down levels and has many turns. It made visiting Montreal downtown in the "tempete historique" snowfall not a problem at all, as we travelled from site to site through the Underground City as much as possible.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Given the time of year, we decided to stay at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, because it is connected to the underground city. There are, I think 8 other hotels that are connected. QE had a good deal, ($139/nt) and was centrally located. The hotel itself is very nicely appointed, and in Montreal style, everyone is super nice, friendly and helpful. Parking was about $20/per day which still made the QE a reasonably priced choice.
Given the huge storm up there on Thursday, this wound up being a good choice. The underground city itself is not great shakes, unless you like malls, BUT, you can travel within it in order to get to many places (we saw Cirque du Soleil at the Bell Center and we walked there and back without coats), including several metro stops. If you're willing to go with fast food/food court eats, there are some decent choices (we watched the cooks pull asian noodles from lumps of dough, before they were mixed with sauce or soup for our lunch--talk about fresh!) Even when we needed to go outside, we were able to walk inside for a good part of the way. For example, to get to the Museum of Beaux Arts, we got within a few blocks. There were many good restaurants that were just half a block from one of the Underground City's doors. Given that the sidewalks were still snow covered and slippery, and curb cuts were not shoveled out everywhere, AND that it was VERY cold, windy and snowing throughout much of our stay, that was a welcome convenience.

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