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

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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A MUST if you're coming to Montreal!

This church is by far the grandest I've seen in Canada. The history of it alone is worth it to come see for yourself. I could've spent hours sitting there -- absolutely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
vancouver, bc
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vancouver, bc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church is by far the grandest I've seen in Canada. The history of it alone is worth it to come see for yourself. I could've spent hours sitting there -- absolutely memorizing! Every corner and inch of this church is filled with so much history and beauty. Definitely a must see if you're coming to Montreal. I would also... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it's amazingly beutiful and astonishing. I cant say this place still very religious, it's more touristic spot. you can take pictures inside, sit and enjoy that beautiful wooden interior and music.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a religious person but I found the church amazing. There were several surprising facts that I learned during the tour. It was a $5 entree fee per person and a free 20 minute tour when inside, given both in English and French, at different schedules.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful church. Costs $5 to get in and it's worth it! Also visited the Notre Dame de Bonsecours and I recommend you visit just this one. I regretted walking in the cold to the bonsecours.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a special treat to stay within walking distance of Basilica Notre-Dame and go to mass en francais. The organ! The choir! The dedication of the parishioners bless you with heavenly sounds and sights.

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You could really spend several hours just looking at the stained glass. Everything in the main sanctuary is ornate and worth examining. And then there is the beautiful wedding chapel, with it's combination of traditional and modern. (Make sure you take the tour or buy the guide to find out why). Very much worth the visit.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a huge, beautiful church. Take the tour it helps set the stage with the history. Do not miss the new chapel behind the main alter. This smaller chapel is modern in complete contrast to the main Basilica. Pay the $5 and go in, don't be cheap, it ain't easy to keep these buildings in repair.

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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This basilica is a must if you are spending time in Montreal. Both the architecture and artistic furnishings take your breath away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Basillica is in itself breathtaking. The chapel behind the altar was a beautiful wonder with its outstanding depiction of the Last Supper in floor-to-ceiling bronze. Outside for the season one could enjoy a life-size creche. Moving back inside, however, the person taking the money was a bit crabby, and it was very disappointing to find the tour guide not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Notre-Dame Basilica is a basilica in the historic district of Old Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The church is located at 110 Notre-Dame Street West, at the corner of Saint Sulpice Street.

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