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Address: 110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-842-2925
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08:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
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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What a stunning masterpiece. Pay the 6 or 8 dollars to tour, and slowly wander around the church. So much detail both outside and it worthy of any great cathedral in Europe. Lots... read more

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a stunning masterpiece. Pay the 6 or 8 dollars to tour, and slowly wander around the church. So much detail both outside and it worthy of any great cathedral in Europe. Lots of great restaurants in the area as well, so plan on spending a lot of time walking the nearby neighborhoods.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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No matter how good your camera is, you can never really capture the full impact of this place. It's loaded with wood...wood pillars delicately carved and beautifully decorated in multiple design patterns. The altar (also wood) is simply magnificent. Bathed in blue back lighting to match the blue ceiling, this intricate confection is a feast for the eyes and for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove around for a long time looking for parking and almost gave up, but then we found this overstuffed little lot for 5 dollars for 30 minutes. We decided we would be in and out in 30 minutes and we arrived back at 28 minutes. (The guy did the math on his calculator twice). The Basilica was beautiful. We're... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't skip this place on a trip to Montreal! Beautiful place to see, although it will nearly always be quite full of tourists. Regardless, highly recommend checking it out!

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South Hero VT
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A rare experience. Spend some time in this wonderful church and get back in touch with yourself. You will not regret it.

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Blue Mountains, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The 'Aura' light show in Notre Dame Basilica is truly spectacular! Show is at night. The Basilica is softly lit as you enter. Some Architecture and religious icons are lit. One is instructed to wander about for 20 minutes before the light show begins. All are seated and the overwhelming light show begins!! Mesmerizing! Quite an experience for our friends... More 

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montreal
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13 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place awesome . It's basicly a church or a basilica Worst known where singer Celine Dion got married.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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Even if you are from Europe and have seen many religious buildings, the Notre-Dame Basilica is worth a visit. It doesn't look like much from the outside, however what is housed inside is actually spectacular! The entry cost is very little, maybe $6 each for an adult. You can spend as much time as you would like to when inside... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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Definitely the most beautiful cathedral I have ever been in my life! The architecture is outstanding! It's a MUST in Montreal.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Showing now for the 375 th of montreal Aura a light show by Moment Factory. The experience is a nice way to see the features if the basilica. A bit pricey but a nice ligght show. Make sure you also see the basilica during day time also A must see

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