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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
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+1 514-842-2925
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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
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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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Holy yet majestic

The quality of carpentry and craftsmanship is something to behold. We did have to wait in line for a bit but it was well worth it. Once inside tours are offered in both English... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The quality of carpentry and craftsmanship is something to behold. We did have to wait in line for a bit but it was well worth it. Once inside tours are offered in both English and French.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Not much to say here, would have paid double to get in. The architecture, the lights and all the hand carvings make this one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome sight seeing historic architecture, beautiful views, inspiring in every aspect imaginable. Loved it all 100%

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We arrived just in time for the English tour. Our guide gave us a history of the church pointing out the many features. She described the organ that has over 700 pipes ranging from 5 mm to 10 meters tall. The church is wooden construction. Beautiful stained glass windows and skylights do their best to shed light on the dark... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most impressive churches that I've ever visited, even after visiting St. Peter's Basilica & The Duomo Cathedral in Florence. A must see in Old Montreal!

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a wonderful experience. I am so happy to have been able to visit. My son and I spent over a hour just wandering, sitting and looking. Absolutely stunning and inspiring. We both lit candles for my mom who is fighting breast cancer as we were leaving. Very emotional. This visit definitely made a lasting impact.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

So beautiful, even Celine Dion & Rene Angelil got married in this glamorous cathedral. One of a kind cathedral!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Notre-Dame Basilica is listed as the #1 attraction in Montreal, so naturally, we had to see it. I guess no European or Canadian trip is complete without a tour of a cathedral. I thought the interior was impressive and beautiful. However, I do not find it as impressive as, for example, a tour of Westminster Abbey (rich in history) or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is one of the most beautiful cathedral. It is call the Notre Dame de Paris of Montreal Need to be visited when in Montreal

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Although not Catholic, the beauty of the Basilica left me in awe. It's truly stunning. This is a must-see while in Montreal. We got there early and chose to tour on our own. It was perfect. Lots of people inside but it's huge so there wasn't a crowded feeling. Later in the day the line outside to get in was... More 

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