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“Unfortunate” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Observatoire de la Capitale

Observatoire de la Capitale
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$31.67*
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #32 of 211 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.
Colombo
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unfortunate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I went to Observatoire de la Capitale during a one day trip to Quebec,
Unfortunately it was a misty + bit snowing, Couldn't see far. but as for the pictures it suppose be a very beautiful on a sunny day.
This is the highest place in the Quebec with wide view, further you can learn about the history.

Great great experience

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A great view and time capsule feel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

You'll get a great view of QC and learn about the history by interacting with attractions that have a very '70's feel to them. If you just go with it, we had a great time and really did learn a great deal about the history of QC.

Visited October 2012
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New Jersey
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“Start here first”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

I would strongly suggest visiting the observatory first, as it provides you with a view of all four areas of the city, from the 31st floor. There are many interactive exhibits as well, describing the history of Quebec.

Visited November 2012
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Corona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great place to view the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

The view from the top is great - provides 360 perspective. It was a cloudy day in November but still worth seeing. Exhibits are creatively designed and tell the story of Quebec very well. The ticket allows you to visit the city throughout the day so you can get various views.

Visited November 2012
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Burton-on-Trent
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“A bit disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

The windows through which you are supposed to be able to see great views are not very clean. Also, the 3-D exhibits are a bit of a waste of time (we couldn't see any 3-D - just the two colours of the lenses in the glasses). I wouldn't bother with this one again.

Visited September 2012
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Anne-Marie G, Public Relations Manager at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Hi,
We appreciate that you took the time to write a review on your visit to the Observatoire de la Capitale. Regarding the windows, even though we wash them from the inside every week, outside, they are washed twice a year and at this height, it's almost impossible to always keep them clean.
We are sorry that it affected your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon in our beautiful city.
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