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“Stunning”

Notre-Dame Basilica
Ranked #1 of 432 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Really, you need to go visit, especially if it's your first time. Very beautiful, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Robrrr
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Basilica is nice enough, but "AURA" (their evening light show) is spectacular. Most surprising and fun event of our trip.

Thank DCEllenH
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Notre Dame Basilica is a must see in Montreal. Very close to The Old Port this church is magnificent! The architecture reminds us of some of the most noteworthy churches of Europe. The interior is awe inspiring. Include the visit while enjoying Old Montreal. As most tourists will tell you, this place is a taste of Europe in North America. I love my city!

Thank Anne19511231
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Not what I expected inside. The altar is just amazing. If you have a good low light lens then this is an excellent photo opportunity. The blue hues and lighting make for imposing pictures. The only bummer is that you cannot climb the towers.

Thank michiganmig
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I was not overly impressed, yes the architecture is beautiful as is the artwork but it’s busy, so many people, it was noisy and I don’t like that they make you pay to visit. This is an active church and all churches should be open to the public. You are viewing alone and no one to guide you and explain about the church. If you are only visiting montreal for a few days don’t spend too much time at this church. I preferred St. Joseph’s Oratory. More to see and do there.

Thank Joleva
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