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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-842-2925
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08:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its...

Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.

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most beautiful altar

This church has the most beautiful altar I've seen so far. The place gets crowded though but this is still a must-see in Montreal.

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Las PInas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church has the most beautiful altar I've seen so far. The place gets crowded though but this is still a must-see in Montreal.

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Amherst, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of the most beautiful building interiors I have ever been privileged to see. Absolutely gorgeous behind where the priests sit, and wonderful woodwork elsewhere. Fairly drab on the outside, (like the rest of Montreal), but definitely the best destination in Montreal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We happened to catch a day where they had a concert performing. It was spectacular! Take the free tour for a bit of history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most beautiful church I have ever visited. The exterior is impressive, but the inside defies description. It is colorful, ornate, majestic - I'm not sure what else to say! The stained glass work is amazing. It's also a lot of fun to photograph, although you will need gear that can handle the low light and you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Notre-Dame Basilica. We enjoyed walking through the church and seeing the beauty. Founded in 1642 with a small wooden chapel, the stone work took place 1672-1683. The Gothic architecture is some of the most dramatic we've seen. Its interior is grand and colorful, its ceiling is colored deep blue and decorated with golden stars. The pipe organ was built in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was overwhelmed by this place. It was so beautiful and had so many points of interest and places to explore.The atmosphere was also unique. I have never visited anywhere else quite like this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This cathedral looks amazing, very beautiful inside and has lovely lighting outside. I think it is a must see while in Montreal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough about this amazing cathedral. First it was a quick walk from our hotel, so we were able to stay as long as we wanted and return when we wanted. The exterior and interior are pristine and gorgeous. I felt very lucky to be able to walk around and be part of this holy location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the admission price is 5$ per person, but is well worth. even if you aren't religious, the art and age of the building are astonishing. the location is easy to get to, but i would not recommend driving if you are a tourist. taking the metro and walking would be a better option. the Basilica is in the downtown area,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

That was the most beautiful place i've seen in Montreal. The basilica is very specific, and different from other churches. Go and take the full tour, it lasts an hour but you will get the chance to see it from inside and from the upper levels. The colors and architecture is memorable.

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