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Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde

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Address: 1085 de la Cathedrale | (René-Lévesque W. and Mansfield), Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V3, Canada
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This Catholic church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the World, was modeled...

This Catholic church dedicated to Mary, Queen of the World, was modeled after Rome's St. Peter's Church.

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A 1/3 geometric scale model of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican

Mary Queen of the World is located right next to our hotel, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. To me it is noteworthy for 2 reasons: 1. It is a geometric scale model of St. Peter's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mary Queen of the World is located right next to our hotel, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. To me it is noteworthy for 2 reasons: 1. It is a geometric scale model of St. Peter's in Rome which is interesting in and of itself, particularly if you have never been in St. Peter's. But remember as a scale model it only... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't get much of a chance to look around the inside because of time constraints, but I did like the architecture. There was that large 4 column structure inside that did remind me of St. Peter's in Rome.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are catholic and will not travel to Rome and wonder how the Pope church looks like, go! If not, not really the best church to visit in Montreal (go to Oratoire St Joseph or to the basilica in the Old Montreal)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1) likely one of the country's feature Christian structures 2) located in the heart of downtown 3) will maintained neo-classical facade Enjoy !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth seeing and taking a tour. Very, very big. Happy to bring all visitors here when they are in town!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location - It's near the Old Montreal area and just past an entrance to the central train station. General - We were there at night and it was beautiful. Read a little about it before you go. It's a smaller version of St Peter's Basilica in Rome. The evening we went it was raining and close to closing so there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this church, nice gift shop, this church reminds me of the Vatican, very quiet and inviting to pray

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Okay let's be honest, there isn't much to do here, but the place is peaceful and quiet, so it's a nice stop if you're walking around and shopping in the downtown area. Both interior and exterior very traditional and low key, but good for photography!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

When you go to Montreal, you do not think to visit the Cathedral, as the Basilica is much more beautiful and old and gives you a taste of Old Montreal. However, when my friend and I entered this church, we were taken back with the beauty of it. It did not look like the original artwork and architecture, but was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

It is right across the street from the train station and, if you like churches, it is well worth the visit! It reminded me of St. Peter's in Rome and it was so interesting to see the history of Montreal in the paintings of the cathedral.

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