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“Interesting "augmented reality" tour”
Review of Martello Towers

Martello Towers
Ranked #75 of 229 things to do in Quebec City
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We did this on our own, using the iPads provided at the Tower. It was an interesting introduction to local history, and presented in a way that would be fun for kids.

Thank Penelope C
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Three of the original four remain, and one may be toured. They are typical of the many towers built by the British in the 1800’s. They were much sturdier than the Block houses they replaced.

The one near the river offers nice views.

1  Thank phat_dawg_21
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This tower was one of four built. There are 3 left. We drove by on our caleche tour. The upstairs had a gun platform and the main floor could hold an army unit inside. This tower was built by the British and for defence.

2  Thank Alison R
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We saw the Martello Tower on the Plains of Abraham when we walked to see the Joan of Arc statue. This is where the Canadian Army stored their ammunition.

1  Thank magic_carpets
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

There were originally 4 Martello Towers. Tower 1 is on the plains of abraham.
Just north of this tower 1 block from the park is the 2nd tower. it is at the northwest corner of Tache and Wilfrid-Laurier Streets. The 3rd is no more and the 4th is just west of the Rue Philippe-Dorval on the Rue Lavigueur (across from house #169).
The towers were built from 1808 to 1812 and were built to protect quebec from the then american threat to the south.

2  Thank tradIndy
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