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“Must see in Old Montreal”

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 August 6, 2014

If you are going to be in the Old Montreal area, you should definitely plan a visit to the Notre Dame Basilica. The church is amazing inside, and guided tours are also offered. There's usually a good-sized line outside, but it moves fast, and it did not seem too crowded in the church. They also offer a light show at night, which we were not able to see.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

This church is beautiful. I had visited Notre Dame in Paris so was hesitant on whether I wanted to spend $5 to enter but it was well worth it. Take the guided tour as it is included in the entrance fee. We paid an additional $10 to sit at the organ - sit upstairs by the organ player. I personally would not do this again as I found the music too loud. I would have enjoyed it better from the church below. The vibration from being so near the organ pipes was too much for me. It was nice to meet the organist though who has been playing there since he was 25 - now 65.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This cathedral is the nicest one I've seen in North America. It easily compares with what you can see in Europe. Colors are beautiful.
Easy access from downtown or old port. Generally no line up, although there are often weddings on Saturdays.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Check out the crypt museum attached to it. I was able to see some of Napolean's personal items (traveling exhibit). It's not a trip to Old Port, Montreal without seeing the old lady

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

fantastic, must see! Cost 5 to get in, more than worth it. Beautiful place to take pictures ,The chapel was gorgeous too

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