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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-842-2925
Today
08:00 - 16:30
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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
Description:

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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Majestic and beautiful.

An impressive basilica. The artwork inside is worth the visit in itself. Its worth a visit and double bonus if they have one of their light and sound shows at night. A lot of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Gatineau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An impressive basilica. The artwork inside is worth the visit in itself. Its worth a visit and double bonus if they have one of their light and sound shows at night. A lot of history inside.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This basilica is just as beautiful as any of the churches we visited in Italy last year. This church is so beautiful. Make sure you take the tour of the church as it does provide a lot of history/ information. It is a must see!! Beautiful square in the front!!

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Thank Kristy f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in this city and had never bothered to walk into this Basilica. What a mistake. It is breathtaking. In the heart of Old Montreal. It is a must see whether you are a visitor or live here.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful church.....friendly staff. Good location to visit with a ten year old in the dead of winter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This Cathedral is the most beautiful Cathedral and it is really good to pay to do the tour of the inside of the Cathedral to learn all the interesting facts and figures about it. The girl taking the tour was interesting and answered all our questions. It is lovely just to walk around inside and soak up the beauty. We... More 

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Kanata
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though I'm not religious it is quite amazing and easy to understand how the Catholic Church can wield such control over its followers especially throughout the ages. I was fortunate and got to hear the organ. Awesome and frightening all at the same time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This basilica is simply breathtaking. You will take many pictures and none of them will do it justice. We were able to visit while the organist was playing and that really added to the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very beautiful and felt like you were in Europe, was there when a Christmas concert was going on and enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing site. If you do one thing when in Montreal you should visit this amazing Basilica. Truly beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Why do I have to pay $5 at the door to enter this church. I am a practicing Roman Catholic and found it insulting that they would charge me to go inside. Besides that, the Basilica was stellar and awe-inspiring and would highly recommend to anyone, Catholic or not!

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