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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

Of all the churches in Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica is the most interesting with its stained glass windows creating a big impact. Line up entry was the turn off.

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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of all the churches in Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica is the most interesting with its stained glass windows creating a big impact. Line up entry was the turn off.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was so fortunate that when I visited the choir and orchestra were performing. Delightful strings and vocals, classical rather than ecclesiastical but still a perfect adjunct to the serene interior

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sunshinemom69
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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Very pretty - $ to get in but its worth it to have a look around and goes to maintenance. Glad i went.

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Entering churches always makes me cry but this place is exquisite. The stained glass is breath taking. Getting the chance to visit the bell tower was an experience.

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Co.Down
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short but very informative talk by the guide. It really enriched our visit from a Catholic Irish couple. Merci Beaucoup.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Basilica and were so amazed by it's beauty. Very impresed. For me it's a must if you are visiting Montreal. If you are lucky, you'll get to see the chorus live. They started singing at 4pm. The entrace has a fee but it is worth paying for it. Right a cross the street there is a plaza... More 

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go see it, no matter what!The weather was pouring and we made the 20 minute walk from our hotel and all glad we did. It was so beautiful and took you back in time for sure.

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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Congratulations on having Moment Factory coming in to do this light show, Aura. Never mind that it was just unbelievably beautiful but it made me realize just how gorgeous our churches (basilica) are here in Quebec. I was covered in goosebumps for the duration of the show. I know most of you readers have never seen anything like this! I... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveled to Montreal last week as a family -- took in the AURA show. It literally brought tears to my eyes. Gorgeous. My husband said "that's one of the most memorable things I've ever seen." Go -- you will be moved. I wish it was longer -- wanted more ; )

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to AURA "A luminous experience in the heart of the Basilica" at 6PM. Don't miss it. It's spectacular and awe-inspiring. We can buy the ticket in the daytime at the boutique next to the cathedral.

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