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“Awesome church, filled with magnificent interiors.”

Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec
Ranked #9 of 189 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries past.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

One cannot help but be awed by the interiors and elegance of this place that your tendency is bend down on your knees and pray. Our tour guide was right, it is almost compulsory to see the inside of this church apart from admiring it from the outside.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This cathedral has a very interesting history. It was originally built by the French in the mid 1600's and then expanded, destroyed by fire and then rebuilt in the 1920's, following the original design. The exterior gives no hint as to the beauty of the interior, which is stunning. It has been designated a national historic site, due to its significance to the Catholic faith and due to the wealth of artwork it houses. It is architecturally stunning. There is some exterior and interior restoration work going on, but this does not detract from the beauty of the cathedral. It is seat if the Holy Door, the only one outside of Europe. This has great religious significance to members of the Catholic faith. Watch the hours of opening. We were late on our first visit, but found it open the following morning. It is a sacred space so respectful behavior is a must, especially during services.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It looks cute from the outside, but was being renovated so we couldn’t go in.

Our guide also told us they don’t open it when it’s winter because they can’t afford the heating bill.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Not far from old city in Quebec, this is a must see for all. The architecture is enough to please most visitors.

Saint Francois de Laval’s canonization in 2014 and history is a destination for Roman Catholics.

This Cathedral is site for the only Holy Door in North America. The significance of this site cannot be understated.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral inside. Would not expect it from the exterior. No tours or fee to enter. Back room has a bit of history, but it is all in French. Pity. Spent about 20-30 mins here.

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