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“Beautiful and peaceful”

Notre-Dame Basilica
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Ranked #1 of 393 things to do in Montreal
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.
Athens, New York
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful and peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Historical Cathedral modeled after the one in Paris. Grab brochure in rear of church for historic facts or go along with tour guide.

Visited November 2012
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miami, fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

This church is definitely on a par with the major churches around the world. Now lighted for Christmas only adds the beauty. Our only regret is that we did not have time to take in the sound and light show but can only imagine that it is spectacular.

Visited November 2012
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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Light Show at the Basilica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

X-mas lights and decorations enhance and already stunning landmark! You don't even need to enter the basilica to enjoy this site!

Visited November 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have been to Rome, Italy and Lourdes, France last month and am pretty familiar with Catholic churches. This is right up there as the lighting makes this a unique experience. An I am not even a Catholic.

Visited November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Beautiful but a bit touristy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Unmistakably a beautiful church, with rich dark colours, ornate finishes and a sheer awesome scale.
$5 entry, unlike most of Montreal's other beautiful churches which are freely open. There were a number of tour groups inside, so quite noisy, even in the middle of winter, and so a little difficult to just appreciate the awe and beauty.
However, the little "wedding chapel" out the back is just gorgeous, and yet I didn't see anyone else visit it!

Visited November 2012
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