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Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 16 rue Buade, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4A1, Canada
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01:00 - 18:00
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This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but...

This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries past.

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Worth a quick stop.

Worth a quick stop on your way to the ski areas.Literally a few blocks from the road you're traveling on.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a quick stop on your way to the ski areas.Literally a few blocks from the road you're traveling on.

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Southampton, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Sunday service at "the oldest church in North America". We were early so although it was under heavy renovation1 we were encouraged to walk around and we did- small but lovely- also it was a Wonderful mass/service. Memorable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a very Nice place for apreciate a part of Quebec history and cultural tour, and Architecture place for Tourists!!😊😊✌🏻️✌🏻

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful church even though during our visit it was undergoing a very big remodeling project. You won't get to see everything up close during the renovation but still worth a visit.

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Franklin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior is the opposite of impressive. It is a flat grey ediface and architecturally dull. It is not the cathedral on Rue St. Joseph in the eyes of one passing by, the grand cathedral of another era that was the central building of a city. The glory of N-D-de-Q is the interior. The facade does not prepare you for... More 

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Gijon, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very impressive outside but it's worthy inside. Not very barroque but beautiful. Rich decoration at the front part.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It does not come close to the one in Montreal but this by far my most favorite. Here is where I proposed to my fiancee in a quiet and serene altar on new year's day of 2017 . My fiancee had no idea and was totally unaware. Good news was se said, yes. It was really a moment that we'd... More 

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From memory I think this is not a very old cathedral but it has a traditional look to it. It is far from the most impressive cathedral but it was interesting to see

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few months before I went to Quebec, I spent two weeks traveling through Italy, so I saw some of the best churches in the world. I didn't really know if I wanted to see another one so soon, but this was a beautiful church that would is pretty comparable to some of the churches of Italy. It's very close... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite visits. I was fascinated by the history & awed by the beauty. Dominating Place-Royale is the Church Notre-Dame-des-Victoires built right on top of the spot of the city’s first settlement. It’s Québec’s oldest stone church, built in 1688 after a massive fire in Lower Town destroyed 55 homes in 1682. The church was restored... More 

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