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Notre Dame Basilica

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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
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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 6 days ago

I live down the street of Guigues Ave and despite the noisy bells, this church is such a beautiful landmark to have in the neighbourhood. Beautiful inside as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lachapellicopter
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Notre Dame Basilica is still like the Churches that I went to 60 years ago, If you truly want to attend a church service that was the way they were when you were young, I Strongly recommend that you go to the Notre Dame...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is absolutely stunning!! The inside was so warm and ornate with so many details. I highly recommend a stop in the church. It is free and you just need to check the hours that is is open, You can spend as little or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The silver steeples on the outside what what peeked my curiosity and drew me in. Upon entering, the inside was beautiful. It was nice that the atmosphere was still reverent and not too touristy for the area like a lot of churches have become. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank buckeyegirl2005
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything about the inside of this Basilica is beautiful and inspiring. The ceiling is particularly beautiful and the altar rates right up there with any I have seen in Europe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BlairCher
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In Ottowa I’d place this in the top three things to see. We were on a guided Tauck tour. Stunning pipe organ, beautiful stained glass, amazing wood work, very reverential.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 9mmglock
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Ostentatious like so many catholic cathedrals but peaceful. It’s a great stop to meditate and get out of the bustle.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IntSommelier
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This is a stand out church, the flour silver, it shines like a beacon, standing out from everything around it, it isa very beautiful building and very photogenic.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This church can stand alongside all of the revered churches of Europe. What a wonderful heritage building. There has been a tasteful renovation done and it highlights all of the wonderful features. No trip to the capital is complete without a visit to this superb...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ericon991
Reviewed 7 November 2018

It is nothing special from outside but it is so amazing inside. I have never seen a cathedral with dark blue ceiling. The glass windows are very beautiful too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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