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Notre Dame Basilica

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-241-7496
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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin...

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

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Large and old historical building

We have visited this basilica with my family earlier this year. We have the opportunity to go inside and see the beautiful inside. We were amazed by the wooden interior. Tip: I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this basilica with my family earlier this year. We have the opportunity to go inside and see the beautiful inside. We were amazed by the wooden interior. Tip: I recommend visiting also Royal Canadian Mint and also Byward Market. They are really really close to this church.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While being a national historic site, it is still a fully operating Roman Catholic church. It there is a mass, a wedding, a funeral, or other ecclesiastical event, don't go. It is best seen on a sunny day when the stained glass windows are at their brightest and photos can be at their best. The house lights are only turned... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christmas Eve midnight mass has no equal. I am not Catholic, but the service is inclusive and uplifting for any denomination. The paritioners are downstairs, the rest at the balcony. The church has a wonderful accoustic. Some years back it was renovated and the colours refreshed. To find parking at -30C is tough! Better come earlier.

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Thank DannyPC2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a little time here...the interior, as well as the exterior, is absolutely stunning. We didn't take a tour, just walked in and looked around. Beautiful stained glass, architecture and an atmosphere of quiet reverence.

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Thank Jeanne W
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a huge Catholic Church but it is charming. A jewel and a landmark in the city. The location is wonderful being close to the Market, museums and Parliament Hill.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen many many churches from Notre dame to the national cathedral in DC... This one was unreal and a must see!!! I left a piece of my heart there in Ottawa!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neoclassical/NeoGothic beautiful church, decorated with carved features, exquisite stained glass windows and hundreds of statues of various religious figures.At the end of the choir, the Holy Family is completed with saints John the Baptist and Patrick, the patron saints of French and Irish Catholics. I loved the most the magnificent stained-glass windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close to Byward market place where my hotel was located, we visited and had the mess in the Basilica. Very beautiful interior and windows.....

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Notre Dame in Ottawa, located across the street from the national gallery is a must see for any lover of architecture. I've traveled Europe and seen the best it has to offer, and the Jewel in Ottawa rivals some of those churches. Again remember it is a place if worship so be considerate

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Even if you are not Catholic, do stop in for a quiet moment in Notre Dame Basilica. Sit in a pew and take in the peace and beauty. If you are lucky , the organ will be playing. If not, enjoy the stars on the ceiling!

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