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Nostra Madonna della Difesa

6800 Henri-Julien Ave, Montreal, Quebec H2S 2V4, Canada
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A church to be proud of and a National historic site

This beautiful church, located in little Italy, was built almost entirely by Italian immigrants... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gino B
Off the beaten track

While on a tour, our guide who is a local from Montreal, took us to this church. This church has an... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
shannon b
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This church in Little Italy is decorated with controversial Fascist art and serves as one of the neighborhood's chief landmarks.
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3 weeks ago
“A church to be proud of and a National historic site”
12 Jun 2017
“Off the beaten track”
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6800 Henri-Julien Ave, Montreal, Quebec H2S 2V4, Canada
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful church, located in little Italy, was built almost entirely by Italian immigrants from the region of Molise in Italy. They built it to commemorate sighting of the madonna in la difesa, Casacalenda, Moilse. It's also special to me as I was baptized in...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

While on a tour, our guide who is a local from Montreal, took us to this church. This church has an unusual history. It has a very interesting person on the ceiling. It is a pretty astounding story.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

It's a little disappointing to me that this church seems to have a reputation around Montreal as that "one with the Mussolini painting," because it is so much more than that. The architecture found here is something unique in Montreal and really is a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2006

This is a beautiful church and the argument over the Mussolini mural is just plain silly. It was painted well before the War and it commemorates one of Mussolini's few genuine achievements -- the settling of the "Roman problem" by signing a concordat with Pius...More

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has one of Canada's most
prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy
concentrated along the convivial bends of
Saint-Lawrence Boulevard. Known for its fantastic bars
and authentic Italian fare, the domain includes the
Jean-Talon Market, the largest public market in North
America. Open year-round, sunny months see fruit and
vegetable stalls set up outside the main chalet, while
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