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City Hall

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: 275 Notre-Dame St. E. | (At Gosford), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C6, Canada
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+1 514-872-3355
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This ornate building exemplifies Second Empire architectural design.

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Impressive building

If there is one building that breaths out the rich kolonial period, than it is this City Hall. Wonderful on the outside, but also take a look inside if you have the chance.

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Joop V
Ede, The Netherlands
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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Deville dates from about 1906 being rebuilt after a fire. Information staff were very helpful. Inside you can see the main lobby and view the provincial government chamber, Hope this helps

Thank Howard P
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We went to Montreal's City Hall to commemorate Montreal's 375th year of inauguration. The walls where made of marble and so was the ceiling. All of the decorations where made of bronze and covered with golden leaves, they where absolutely amazing. Although we would have liked to see the mayor, he was not there. We would definitely go back during... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

If there is one building that breaths out the rich kolonial period, than it is this City Hall. Wonderful on the outside, but also take a look inside if you have the chance.

Thank Joop V
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

So the 1st city hall was built in 1878 or close to ... But burnt to the ground so a second one - this one - was built in 1922 to replace it .. Thus one us absolutely gorgeous . Stunning ... Makes me wonder what the 1st one looked like ! This city hall sits on Rue Notre Dame... More 

Thank S_Leach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Though we didn't tour it, we walked by it every day and marveled at the grounds and the lighting at night.

1 Thank Matthew G
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a beautiful structure facing Place Jacques Cartier. It is attractively illuminated at night. On weekday afternoons during the summer, they offer a free guided English tour. This was one of the best public building tours we have ever taken, rich in history including the DeGaulle speech from the building's balcony, interesting background on local governance in diverse Montreal... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I visited City Hall while on a walking tour of Montreal. We ere able to go inside and take a look. Beautiful to see!

1 Thank Ms_Jess80
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Picturesque European-style building with spacious grounds. Easy access from the metro. Definitely a must-see in Montreal!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Appreciating this building, decorated with ornate balconies, turrets, mansard roofing and stone cladded interior from the opposite slope of Place Jacques-Cartier was more than eye-pleasing. A short stroll inside this City Hall gives visitors an insight of the restored finishes done less than a century ago after a horrible fire. What a Napoleon III design.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

From the outside, the building is very nice - a jewel in Old Montreal's landscape. Inside, not much to see available to the public, no guides (just a security guard that responded when ask what there is to see: This is it!). The entry hall is magnificient and you can take a look at the room where the city counsil... More 

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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