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Notre Dame Basilica

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Address: 385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
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+1 613-241-7496
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Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon 11:30 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin...

This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.

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A very beautiful and different building to visit while in Ottawa! With information sheets provided upon entry.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very beautiful and different building to visit while in Ottawa! With information sheets provided upon entry.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This basilica i think gets forgotten due to its plain exterior but inside was absolutely beautiful! I actually preferred this one compared to the Montreal one! this one was brighter and more quaint.. There was live singers when we visited as well!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You want an eye opener? Go visit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame Ottawa also title Basilica. Pictue taken addiction once you are in there.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited Ottawa the church was unfortunately closed, they have specific schedule for the masses.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far one of the most beautiful basilicas I have ever seen. The architecture, statues, ceiling, and stained glass windows are beautiful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an historic building, a Roman Catholic Cathedral, important to the city of Ottawa. The interior is really magnificent and a peaceful refuge. It is most convenient to visit when you are also going to visit the National Gallery of Canada which is directly across the street. It is usually open for visitors and there is no fee to... More 

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Courtice, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like impressive buildings this is a must see. It is free and we walked so we didn't pay for parking. It will not take long. I don't know if they do tours. We walked around then left in about 20 minutes.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The metalic towers are picturesque both day and night, the shining is divine. Also the altar is a good one. Take some time after your tour in the National Gallery and spend some time in and out of this lovely church.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

As I sat on that old pew, I couldn't hold back the tears as I looked around the elaborate stone and wood carvings . Old memories came flooding back , you see, I came to this church when I went to school here in Ottawa when I was 15 -16-17 yrs. old . I am now in my 70's. Here... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you want to have a rely nice venue for your kids wedding, this is the place.My kid was married in May 2013 and Notre Dame Basilica is a great place, but you have to plan at least a good 18 months before. It is an amazing site.

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