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Notre-Dame Basilica

110 rue Notre-Dame ouest, Montréal, Québec, Canada
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  • Notre-Dame BasilicaPro 2014
    Jasmine Sandhu
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    5 May 28, 2014

    A must for anyone visiting Montreal! Literally took my breath away, the details and statues of the cathedral and chapel were exquisite. The plaza in front if the basilica is quite entertaining as well. The history behind the place is so intriguing I couldn't help but question my faith while there haha! It is just beautiful.

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  • Notre-Dame BasilicaPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Aug 16, 2013

    Gorgeous, historic church that can't be missed on your visit to Montreal! If the stunning architecture doesn't take your breath away, the elegant interior will. Great light show at night that tells the history of this place.

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Julia
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    4 Jan 30, 2014

    It really looks like the original Notre-Dame in Paris! I was impressed.

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Jeanni Jackson
    5 Sep 30, 2012

    Go in the evening and they put on a performance explaining the history of the church.....amazing!

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Chandra Holland
    5 Jul 30, 2012

    Absolutely stunning architecture and pure beauty. This church is an absolute must see! You could spend hours in this church and still find new artwork. It is definitely worth time and the few coins to stop and experience the history of this church and it's artwork.

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Lucas Lu
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    During a short visit to Montreal couple weeks again, I was given a tour to Montreal Basilica by my friend. Pre-occupied by the gloomy and snowy weather produced on that particular Sunday morning, the building wasn't all that spectacular and astounding looking from outside. However, this average image of exterior quickly turned into a glamorous inside that topped any expectations that I have ever had about a Cathedral. One doesn't need to be a Catholic to fully appreciate the fine details of the breath-taking interior of the structure. Every inch of the ceiling, every pillar, every handrail and every piece of glass are all displays of thorough craftsmanship. The color-coded glasses on both side of the worship hall document the long and exciting history of Montreal, a spot normally omitted by normal audiences. I stayed there with my friend for the entire Sunday worship. Just like any other Catholic Sunday worship, it was holy, quiet, and peaceful. I highly suggest anyone who travels to Montreal to visit the Basilica on Sunday. Not only because its doors opens to people of all faith, religions and cultures, it is also a piece of art, architect spectacle and a peaceful place where you can rest your mind to reflect on the most imperative questions in your life.

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Nick M
    5 Jun 19, 2014
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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Lawrence Lam
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    In the downtown area alone there are three basilicas, churches so beautiful that the Vatican gave them special status. The first was Notre-Dame, next to my office. They charged admission to tourists, and saying you’re Catholic doesn’t grant you any exception, except for Sunday morning mass. I felt a little offended in being charged admission. During my first visit, I just wanted to go and pray and promised not to take pictures if that would help me avoid the admission, but was confined to a glass-enclosed side-chapel. The lady there sure was skeptical that I actually wanted to pray there. If there’s any further evidence that Notre-Dame has gone from House of God to tacky tourist spot, every evening there is a “light show” which begins with a badly produced dramatization of the history of Montreal and Notre Dame projected on screens that cover the sanctuary. The $10 admission is only worth it when the shrouds drop and the church is lit up with its many-coloured lights. Just beautiful, but I was sad that this shrine sunk to the level of charging tourists in order to maintain the upkeep of the building.

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Pascale L
    4 Jan 14, 2014

    One of the Old Montreal's main attractions.

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Jeannette Bartolome
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    5 Jul 04, 2013
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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Brandon Carson
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    5 Jul 20, 2012
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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
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    5 Mar 27, 2014

    A must see. We did the night time show which was very entertaining and informative. Great light show.

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    Kae Lani Kennedy
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    5 Sep 06, 2012

    Montreal has plenty of magnificent churches to visit, but this one is by far the most gorgeous! It is reminiscent of many European churches but it is a bit more modern and detailed. It was more colorful than most average churches in Europe (with the exception of a few) and plenty of texture to entertain the eyes!

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  • Notre-Dame Basilica
    Hector
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    5 Jun 13, 2013
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    Ian Wang
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    4 Dec 30, 2012

    Beautiful Cathedral in the heart of downtown Montreal. Stunning lighting, and frescoes and definitely worth a visit for some old town charm in a diverse and wonderful city

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    Marie
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    4 May 21, 2013

    Notre-Dame Basilica was a highlight on our Montreal trip. This church was beautiful!

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    4 Jul 25, 2012
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    Alice Acquati
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    4 Aug 06, 2012
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    Catherine
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    5 May 28, 2014

    Beautiful basilica! It's a $5 entry, but totally worth it! :) The architecture is gorgeous, and there is a free short tour that you can join to learn about its history. They also have a man that plays one of the largest organs ever at certain times some days, so if you're around, you should go and listen to it!

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    William Huynh
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    5 Nov 18, 2013

    The interior architecture here is AMAZING. It is such a pretty church, containing the history of Montreal. $5 to enter, but it includes a tour in English or French. The tour guide was extremely informative and had a fun personality. Definitely recommend checking this place out.

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4.5 out of 5
76 member's reviews
1,144 people visited Notre-Dame Basilica

Description

World-famous Celine Dion can pretty much get married in any chapel that she pleases. That she chose Notre-Dame Basilica, a beautiful cathedral in Old Montreal, speaks to the historic building’s importance. The busloads of tourists agree, as visitors arrive to this attraction to view its beautiful stained glass windows, the Casavant Frères pipe organ and the Gothic Revival architecture. While the ... read more
church’s façade is a work of grandeur, it’s the multi-colored interior that really amazes guests.

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Aliases: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal