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“Out of this World”

Notre-Dame Basilica
Ranked #1 of 432 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

When you step inside, it takes your breath away. One of the nicest churches or basilicas that we have been to. Not particularly large but very impressive and the lighting on the the high alter is just amazing.
Worth the $5 to go in!

Thank grahamdlloyd
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is an amazing facility with a really fascinating history. The interior is stunning and the pipe organ is awesome.

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We loved the beautiful blue ceilings and golden stars, the stunning wooden pulpit, the stained glass windows and the breathtaking Sacred Heart chapel behind the main altar. We were also lucky enough to hear a concert from the 7000 pipe organ.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Most people from our tour group were inspired, as you will be after paying your five dollars to get in. It really is a most impressive interior and would probably get a local on his knees a couple of hundred years ago. The trouble is that this cathedral is not that old and is copied from an old church on the Isle de la Citee, in Paris. But it is still very beautiful and the chapel behind the altar, which is used for weddings and funerals, is a lovely structure, more modern in design.

Thank Pedroofpobla
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Less of a light show than a dramatization written and acted for second graders. Effective use of lighting and sheets in a setting that stands well without them. See the place and skip the show!

3  Thank DrjessB
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