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“Pipe organ is awesome!”

Notre-Dame Basilica
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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 January 1, 2014

Besides being awestruck by the pure beauty, you should time your visit so you can hear the pipe organ being played. For us, it was around 2pm. The acoustics are amazing and I just closed my eyes and listened. We were fortunate that it was Christmas season (12/31) so Christmas carols were mostly played. If you can, jump in on a tour, they are very informative, well worth the $5 for admission!

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was one of the nicest churches that I have ever seen. We really loved it here. You can take photos and there is a quiet chapel where yup can pray. Definitely visit.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I have been to many churches over the years and this is the most stunning one. The interior decorations are truly extravagant and gorgeous. Take the guided tour so that you won't miss interesting anecdotes of the cathedral.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Every bit as beautiful as the historic cathedrals of Europe. Painted ceiling is stunning. Less stained glass than many other edifice of similar time, but craftsmanship is fabulous and well-worth the trip inside. Went at Christmas - nice holiday lights outside at night.

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Everything is great about Notre-Dame. It is maybe not as ancient as European constructions but I rarely see such beauty. plus we went to a Sunday mass and there was organ player. After the mass was finished he played for 10 minutes with such ...strength and ardor, it was divine. It was shocking! Really wow!

Thank lerotchka
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