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Seminaire du Quebec

Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 1 cote de la Fabrique, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3V6, Canada
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+1 418-692-3981

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the buildings are nice

I love walking by there those building are so nice and all around it it is very great to walk around there

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Quebec City, Canada
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I love walking by there those building are so nice and all around it it is very great to walk around there

Thank GinDub
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is no longer a seminary but I loved the design, even though I was unable to enter the buildings. It is such a classic and must have educated many Jesuit priests, the intellectuals of the Catholic - universal - Church.

Thank Victorianlad
Ede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This Seminary used to be an educational and training center for priest. Nowadays it is a Catholic secondary school and consist out of a number of historical buildings. It is free to walk around them but not to enter.

1 Thank Joop V
Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

When visiting Quebec City, one must enter into the interior backyard of this building to see the purity of the architectural lines and take some pictures. We can feel the calm and imagine the students in the backyard centuries ago. Great for photography and relaxation. Very unique in North America and well worth a 5 minutes stop. I have not... More 

1 Thank Voyageurparaffaires
Greenwood, Indiana
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

We were in Quebec on "shore leave" from a cruise ship. We had been to the Montmorency Falls and rode back into town on a city transit bus (#800). We got off the bus near the Citadel and worked our way down hill. Following our visit to Notre Dame Basilica, we walked over to this former seminary (now a college... More 

1 Thank BoilerMakerBob
Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

Open the gates and take a look at the Inside court of this historic building sitting next to the Québec Cathedral. It seems to have there forever...one of the first great buildings of the old city

2 Thank LadyfromQuebec
Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Enjoyed the tour of this sprawling campus. Orginally a Jesuit school for priest that converted into Catholic boy's school/college after English took over town. There has been an English (protestant)/French (Catholic) tension for centuries. This is located a few feet from Funicular in upper town. Remember you can get a significant discount (20%) if you but tickets to Museum of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

On Sainte Famille Street, you will find the impressive buildings of the Séminaire du Québec. Fonded in 1663 by Mgr de Laval to train priests for nearly 300 years, it is now devoting its efforts to the education of youngsters. Please note that the Seminaire provides a parking lot for $9.00/day which is very convenient and cheap for Québec City.

3 Thank ThePerrys_10

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