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Notre-Dame Basilica

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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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110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
+1 514-842-2925
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really magnificent place to visit. If you’re in Montreal, you should really go ahead and visit this church. Montréal is a city with amazing architecture and this place adds as a good selection. Inside can be crowded so go usually on weekday mornings, you pay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elichobeye
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have seen a lot of cathedrals but this one’s interior is simply stunning. The light show they put on is really special and extends to some of the paintings within the alcoves. Take some time to walk around after the show!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank StefJax
Reviewed yesterday

Don't be put off by the plain outside, this is must! Happy to pay the $8Can as I know it must take fortune to upkeep this beautiful old church. Amazing craftsmanship and intricate details makes for a superb afternoon stay. The guide was very friendly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MYSB
Reviewed yesterday

This basilica is just stunning. The colors are vibrant and the organ pipes are amazingly huge. You are able to capture pictures inside as you walk around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennie F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a magnificent building however, if you want to see a light show make sure you book early as it is extremely popular. It is a beautiful building but there are hundreds of tourists, (including me). Sadly many have no respect for this place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank totallynoname
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the Basilica on Dec 27th, at 7:30 pm. There was a very long line to access to the Aura Show. We waited till 9:00 pm to buy tickets and we were told they were sold out. We bought for the next week...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spend Christmas in Montreal and this is very much a place you need to visit. It makes the holiday even more special and increasing the Christmas Spirit. Plenty of places to eat in Old Town, which is right there and great shopping.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JimBoston67
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss this one. If you like architecture, especially stained glass and immense ceilings, the Basilica is like a cathedral from France. Beautiful, serene, you really should go and plan to spend at least 30 minutes exploring the interiors, including behind the altar where there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bunny03
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is amazing and worth a visit! Go early (close to when it opens) for a shorter wait in line. Waited for the guided tour inside which was great.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carolinevagabond
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beauty of this church is amazing. Photos were taken with phone do it no justice. I was in awe of the detail in everything

Date of experience: January 2019
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28 September 2018|
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Response from lesleydockree | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to buy online. Just rock up but you can only pay in cash. The people in front did pay in US $. It's only 6ca$
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27 September 2018|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
If you're interested in the Aura light show in the Cathedral buy online before you go. They usually sell out.
26 September 2018|
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Response from robchora | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase them on site