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Notre Dame Basilica

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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
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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 5 days ago

The silver spires on the church are truly beautiful. This church is easy to visit as it is near the ByWard Market and not far from the canal and Parliament Hill. You can see the spires from all over the City. Unfortunately when we were...More

Thank Archited2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely, a place to visit, gorgeous stained glass, and decoration Lots to learn, highly recommended visiting with a tour guide!

Thank thaliaMsp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The silver spires can be seen from many different angles around the city as you are walking towards it. I came from Parliament Hill. The exterior is worth a wander around and careful viewing as it is intricate especially towards the top. But it is...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat to see the Notre Dame Basilica with is silver spires, a truly beautiful design with great architecture, not to be missed when visiting Ottawa.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here quickly on our way to the Mint. While I think there are more impressive churches in Montreal and Quebec City, this one is worth a look. The stars painted on a the blue ceiling create a sense of space and calm. I...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reached this place in the scorching sun on a hot September day when there was service inside so several tourists were waiting outside in the shade probably to go inside and take lots of pictures. However, having visiting so many churches and cathedrals in...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a small but beautiful cathedral. The cathedral is ornate with intricate details throughout. The stained glass windows are also beautiful. You won't need more than 30 minutes at the Cathedral but take a minute to sit in the pews and take in the soothing...More

Thank TwinMom1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church was very beautiful and ornate. I walked in mid day and someone was playing the pipe organ.

Thank bobbdn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This one can stand on its own, even when being compared to Norte Dame in neighboring Montreal. A good thing is a visit here is free. There is beautiful, intricate detail throughout. The blue ceiling is similar to its Montreal sister, but is just as...More

Thank Rebby2k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small cathedral, but with a beautiful interiour. Having visited a lot of churches in Europe, I find this small church refreshing surprising and emotionally moving. Beautiful carvings an especially the ceiling is great of colour!

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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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