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Notre Dame Basilica

385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
+1 613-241-7496
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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (30 reviews)
“pipe organ” (10 reviews)
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385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-241-7496
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fantastic building, which is part of Ottawa;s history. Amazing architecture and some great photo opportunities,

Thank EricEssex2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved this building, and when we visited were lucky to be able to hear a young musician playing the organ. very lovely experience.

Thank Jacqueline d
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can see this church from almost everywhere with it's spires poking above trees or standing boldly against the downtown office structures. When the sun hits the silver spires, it lights them reminiscent of the Chrysler Building. Whether a religious person or not, you can't...More

Thank MikeV57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a Catholic church. Very beautiful, very interesting. In all cities has a Notre Dame Cathedral, because the francese influence.

Thank Ernesto R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church. So much detail went into building it. It really is lovely. Only down side is we went to the one in Montreal first, so this one seemed less exciting. Still worth stopping in for sure!

Thank Mona I
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends got married here. What a spectacular sight. The stained glassed windows were gorgeous. All the decor was amazing. Two concerns: the sound was not so great as it came across muffled when the priest was speaking. Also, wasn't impressed with paid parking at...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice big Church that represent a part of Ottawa History. Love to see what Ottawa is all about. Not to miss

Thank sjccheff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry is free. The interior is stunning with large stained glass windows. This is well worth the visit and very close to Byward Markets

Thank Prue B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped to view this church which is by the National Gallery as we walked back from Neapan Point and found the interior to be quite beautiful. Peaceful. Was able to light a candle for my father who had recently passed away.

Thank GatorVictoria_BC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the roof glinting in the sun more akin to the art deco Chrysler Building than a place of worship. But a cathedral it definitely is.

Thank gastronaut_11
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Response from Spitfire346 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time,but not during services or too late in the day.
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17 July 2015|
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