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Bank of Montreal (Banque de Montreal)

119 St-Jacques St. West | Near St-Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1L6, Canada
+1 514-288-6681
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Ornate and opulent

This old head branch of the Bank of Montréal is built in a style that one never sees any more. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
YVRcockroach
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Interesting

Worth a visit. Nice main hall, little museum inside. Canadas oldest bank. If you're visiting the... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
SutterCaine
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Belleville, Canada
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The oldest bank in Canada is housed in a lavish architectural landmark that is beautiful both inside and out.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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119 St-Jacques St. West | Near St-Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1L6, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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+1 514-288-6681
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old head branch of the Bank of Montréal is built in a style that one never sees any more. The opulence and ornateness is something to marvel at, especially the 2 dozen-odd black marble columns that surround the main hall. Take time to visit...More

Thank YVRcockroach
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit. Nice main hall, little museum inside. Canadas oldest bank. If you're visiting the Old Port worth checking out.

Thank SutterCaine
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This building represents a copy of the famous Roman Pantheon. It is Canada's oldest bank and located in front of the Notre Dame Basilica.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A local that helped us with the parking meter station suggested we go across the square from Notre Dame and visit the Bank of Montreal to see the columns, which were gorgeous, and the museum. It was an interesting little bit of history tucked away...More

Thank Jimmie J
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Founded in 1817, Bank of Montreal is Canada's first bank. The Montreal main office at 119 Saint-Jacques was built in 1847. The Neoclassical building was built to impress -- and impress it does. Anyone can enter during business hours. Gaze up at the dome as...More

1  Thank BigGandLittleT
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Take a moment to step into this fabulous old building and be awed by the interior design. Check out those columns! It's a quick, free, stop on a great walking tour of Montreal.

1  Thank LJL1974
Reviewed 29 June 2016

While I wouldn't come here just for the museum (unless I was a banker of course), we did visit this on our walking tour of the old city. It was very well done and interesting! Check it out.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I was there 2 days ago on a long but pleasant walk down from Square St Louis, then down to Chinatown, and there is a fountain with some fine sculptures , explaining the founding of Ville Marie, as Montreal was called initially,The Notre Dame Cathedral...More

Thank Andre E
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Worth a quick look inside and walk about. Lots to see and much to read about the history of the bank. It is across the square from the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal.

1  Thank Dananthi
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is worth stepping into just because of its jaw dropping columns and statues. We were actually attempting to exchange money and were turned away! Staggering architecture and structural layout. Take a minute to peek into the small, original bank museum and currency display. Polar...More

Thank 24connie
Nearby
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
...More
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goldw19
Approximate how long is the walking tour of the bank?
25 August 2016|
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Response from Dananthi | Reviewed this property |
1/2 hour
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