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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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12:30 - 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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Notre-Dame Basilica

Beautiful - tour informative helped us appreciate the history of the region. Light a candle for a special lost loved one. It is a healing experience.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful - tour informative helped us appreciate the history of the region. Light a candle for a special lost loved one. It is a healing experience.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love visiting churches all over the world and this is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring churches I have seen to date!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pay the $5 charge for the tour, it makes looking at the unique items that much better. I've been to a lot of cathedrals and this one ranks right up there.

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Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches i've ever visited! Locals says that is even more beautiful than the Parisian one! French people must start to complain now! Lol

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice place to visit with a surprisingly modern interior . It is not like many other churches... it has something "high quality" ... the doors, Windows,... everything is special... not standard... a surprise

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Miramichi, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend who is attending university visited me while we were in Montreal on business. We went to the Notre-dame basilica for a tour. This is the most amazing church I have ever seen. When in old Montreal this is a must see.m

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Montreal this is always something you should make time for. They provide guided tours of the cathedral, teaching you about the history of it. Absolutely breathtaking building@

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful! Definitely a highlight on our trip. Cost is cheap, must pay in cash. They have free tours quite frequently in both French and English.

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Kiamesha Lake, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Basilica in then heart of historical Old Montreal is a very busy church serving the needs of its parishioners. The general public is allowed admittance if no other church event is occurring. we finally began our self tour in the late afternoon. It felt like we had been transported to another world. The outside of the church was bathed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you don't have the chance to make it to Paris, just go to Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal and you'll get the idea. One of the first BLUE color-themed gothic arch churches I've ever seen, surprising and reverent. Inspirational feeling in here of people who missed home and were trying to bring a bit of France to Canada with them.... More 

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The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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