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- 98%History Buffs
- 83%Art & Design Lovers
- 74%Local Culture
- 71%Spiritual Seekers
- 66%Family Travelers
- 55%Budget Travelers
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- Notre-Dame BasilicaMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureFoodies+ 4May 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.Recommended for:
- Notre-Dame BasilicaMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Aug 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.Recommended for:
- Notre-Dame BasilicaJul 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.Recommended for:
- Notre-Dame BasilicaJul 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.Recommended for:
- Notre-Dame BasilicaMember ofBusiness TravelersFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 3Jul 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.Recommended for:
- Notre-Dame BasilicaMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 10Sep 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 BasilicaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesMay 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!
- Notre-Dame BasilicaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 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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Aliases: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal