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“What a lovely cathedral.”

Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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Owner description: The earliest buildings of this famous Catholic landmark were constructed in the 17th century.
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Could have used more tour time indeed. Absolutely enthralling. This church is a tribute to St. Anne. The grandmother of Jesus.
The stained glass and architecture is astonishing.

Thank LuAnn M
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I visited this Church on a class trip. Amazing architecture and fantastic artwork. the mosaic and the pieta are really cool. It's definitely a place worth checking out

Thank Rcaldwll72
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Beautiful church, the work and details of the mosaic was breathtaking and the different saints.....definetly a clam place to enjoy.

Thank MBTrix
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

I'm not sure what I can add here.... my wife suggested we go to this....I wasn't too enthusiastic because I was just being a slug....I've seen probably 20 or more of the world's great cathedrals - Canterbury, Salisbury, Winchester, Wells, Milan, Seville, Cordoba, Notre Dame, many many others.....and have cathedral fatigue. I've also watched an entire Teaching Company course on the Cathedral.
This basilica is something else. Very different. First of all, its setting is bizarre. It is literally by the side of the road on the banks of the St. Lawrence, 20 miles from Quebec. You're just driving along, looking at the river, unremarkable road side stores and homes....then blam. There's this French style twin tower Gothic cathedral. Just sitting there.
From the outside it is a bit drab. You pay a few bucks in the parking lot, then walk up to the side....so you don't even necessarily see the main window. So the main impression of is unremarkable grey stone.
Inside it is different as well. The entrance leads into a transverse arched hallway, which is perpendicular to the main axis of the cathedral.
Inside is brilliant. It is very bright. Instead of lots of large stained glass, there is a lot of mosaic artwork. It was apparently finished in 1970 and has a very contemporary feel to it. Downstairs is another arched room with an organ; really a remarkable brilliant beautiful room, and there are all sorts of side chapels off the main part of the upstairs. It's a big cathedral - the real deal - but not massive. It's about 300 feet long, which by way of comparison I believe the Milan cathedral is over 600 feet. But this isn't just a small country gothic church...and the story about pilgrimages and its history are compelling. I thought it was stunning and well worth the visit. 5 stars.

8  Thank chimayred
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

What a wonderful experience to visit this church especially during the Christmas season. The nativity scene was amazing with life-size animals and people. It was one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen.

2  Thank KaMar4486
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