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Notre Dame Basilica

385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
+1 613-241-7496
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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (34 reviews)
“pipe organ” (10 reviews)
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385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-241-7496
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place to pray and meditate! Its breathtaking interior makes you think about how good humans can be when we apply our efforts to build beautiful things! Be aware that the doors in front of the church will be closed but it is not locked!...More

Thank Paulo G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a very nice basilica to visit, but don’t worry if you have to take this off your planning. We liked it all together but we’re not extremely impressed... Cheap entrance, no dedicated parking but easy to reach, you should be fine spending around...More

Thank Elie V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have seen too many domos in my life so just stuck my head in but was surprised by the beautiful star filled ceiling and the rainbows shining through the stained glass.

Thank altun13
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved the experience of visiting this beautiful church. From the outside you know you want to visit but once inside that is where the magic happens.

Thank C A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautifully ornate building. The pictures you may see do not do it justice. This is a must see in person. Absolutely stunning inside and out. The work put in is phenomenal. Must see!

Thank kris t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Contextually, there are more breath-taking, more historic and more eye-catching churches in the world. However, this is a beautiful, and historically significant Roman Catholic church for the Ottawa area. Worth a (quick) visit as part of a tour of the downtown Ottawa area. Right across...More

Thank JR K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was fast to pass this up as it doesn't look grand on the outside. As soon as they walked in their jaws hit the floor. The beautiful stained glass windows show such detailed stories & the alter is stunning. The organ was being...More

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcome to Notre-Dame Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic archbishop of Ottawa and the mother-church of the archdiocese of Ottawa. This historic building, begun in 1841, is the largest and oldest standing church in the nation's capital. It is both the gathering place of...More

Thank Annee525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture of the Basilica glows even when cloudy, and it sparkles in the sun... the inside is truly peaceful and serene, and the stones are steeped with feeling. The art and stained glass are incredible.

Thank Jassy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost like in Europe, open every day, next to the river in city centre. Ottawa city is incredible with lot of trees and nature. I didnt see any garbage on the street, its amazingly clean.

Thank Mirka N
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Response from Spitfire346 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time,but not during services or too late in the day.
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16 July 2015|
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