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Notre Dame Basilica

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Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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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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08:00 - 20:30
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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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Towers and the alter !

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old (by Canadian standards) basilica that has been opulently renewed with faux marble painted columns and a ceiling that hints at its direct connection with heaven. Midnight blue, amply studded with golden stars, it invites the observer to fall into a religious frame of mind. One can only guess at the effects this would have had... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit while visiting the National Gallery. Beautiful interior - ornate icons - wonderful ceiling! A stunning place to quiet yourself - light a candle - and say a prayer!! Also serves as the cathedral of Ottawa!!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hopped on over after seeing the giant spider across the street. The church itself was very beautiful on the inside. So many great colors and design.

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Somers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by the Notre Dame Basilica while in the Byward Market area, and were not disappointed when we stepped inside out of the cold. The high ceilings, intricate carvings, beautiful stained glass were all very impressive. If you happen to be in the market area, it's very easy to visit, impossible to miss over at the northwest side of... More 

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Westmoreland, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You immediately feel the sense of calm and serenity when you enter. Glorious stained glass windows abound - - do try to time your visit so that the sun will be about to set soon as the sunshine streaming through the enormous rear window bathes the marble columns and altar in spectacular colors! Not to be missed. Gothic Revial style,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Interesting history to this magnificent Basilica. So rich detail & ornate. Beautiful ceiling & stained glass windows.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This church and the outside courtyard has great character. It makes you feel like you are in France. Worth a visit!

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