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“Amazing to Behold!”

Notre Dame Basilica
Ranked #10 of 296 things to do in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Now this is a true example or art and history and you know what, it's free and you can walk in anytime, they even welcome you, what a cool place to be and see.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

My friend and I visited the gorgeous Notre Dame Basilica amidst my hop on and off bus tour. It is conveniently located across the street from the National Gallery and the Royal Canadian Mint. It is easy to take fantastic photos as the symmetry of the two spires makes centering pictures formidable. The history of the church is interesting, as it was constructed in the the 1800s.

One is welcome to visit the Basilica and sit in the pews and observe the gorgeous stained glass. There is a clean washroom in the basement welcome to visitors.

Mass services are available in French and English on Sunday. The Basilica is indeed a beautiful experience that does not cost any money.

Thank missyv678
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Ottawa's facsimile of the famous basilica of Paris. Experience sumptuous reverence in this house of worship. A time to repose and reflect on the privileges we enjoy as travellers.

Thank Reuben K
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Definitely an authentic church from Ottawa's early years. Still in pristine condition. Worth a quick 15 minute visit if you are nearby.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Self-guided tours are free at this church, which I completely recommend. Amazing statues, stained glass windows. Great for a short visit.

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