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McGill University

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
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+1 514-398-6555

Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with...

Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.

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One of the most beautiful campuses in the world!

This is known world wide as one of the best institutes of higher learning. I was astounded by its' beauty! Allow some time if you are going to look around.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carl M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is known world wide as one of the best institutes of higher learning. I was astounded by its' beauty! Allow some time if you are going to look around.

Thank Carl M
Meopham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to explore McGill at Xmas.The snow was deep and white and there was nobody around.So peaceful. The architecture is beautiful and the College lies at the foot of the mountain.It is easily reached on foot.The buildings were all closed but there is a museum.I would imagine that this is a very lively student environment in summer.... More 

Thank Peter W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Redpath museum on the campus and just walked through the campus. Picturesque. Good location if you are going to go to university there.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Checking out the campus to help my daughter to decide on a university for next year. Nice place - lots of pedestrian traffic as one would expect for a university. All of the people/students working at the school were quite friendly.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Really beautiful University, you will feel the energy of the students and the area! amazing free museum. If you have couple hours to share enhance your knowledge, this is a nice place for you.

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Woodbine, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice place to walk around. We went in the evening just to stroll. Some students were out but most were either in class or in their warm rooms studying.

Thank carriesauter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful to see that the University that coined the phrase "Harvard is the McGill of the US" is still as wonderful as always. A few new buildings added here and there but the charm is still there, the quad still maintains its green space and openness and higher education of Canadians is being served. Not surprisingly Sherbrooke Street was a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The campus is gorgeous. Oh to be a teen again I would love to go here! Beautiful old buildings and gorgeous grounds Worth a walk through.

Thank Tom51960
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a centre of excellence i was fortunate to vist while my niece was studying there and have to say the campus is a mix of the old and new but it is definitely worth a visit if you want to be inspired by the young people studying there

Thank Gary S
Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This university is one of the most famous in Montreal. Entering the premises you can find wonderful architecture. Historical as wel as newer buildings.

Thank Joop V

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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