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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
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:30
Mon 11:30 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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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Magnificent Church

Besides your beliefs, this is a must in Ottawa. The building is magnificent and the interior decoration is stupendous.

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides your beliefs, this is a must in Ottawa. The building is magnificent and the interior decoration is stupendous.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to visit with my grandparents. It was really easily accessible, we were happy to just come in and have a look. It's still a church and everyone was very respectful. Really enjoyed the visit.

Thank Vanessa A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral are very beautiful inside. You can rest in , or just enjoy the beauty. If lucky the organist are there to play the organ. It happened when we were there.

Thank ejnert s
Charlottetown, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Religion doesn't matter with this architecture and woodwork. The Stained glass is magnificent but you really must enjoy it from the inside.

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Custer, South Dakota
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wood carvings around the alter area are amazing. Outside is plain in comparison. Located just north of Byward market

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit is you are National Capital Region, the place was easy to find. Very interesting architecture and history

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very intricate and beautifully decorated. Outside is not welcoming but don't let that stop you from opening the doors and coming on in! Worth spending a few minutes exploring and very central to Ottawa.

Thank Isobel C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the architecture is amazing. It's one of the most beautiful basilica i've ever seen. A national treasure.

Thank Nicole R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture and stained glass windows make this cathedral a worthwhile place to visit. The 4+ storey ceilings are a rich blue with stars and must be seen to be appreciated.

Thank Aimee G
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can not miss this when you are in Ottawa. Whenever you are on the river you just can not miss the spires in the skyline. They seem to glow almost blinding you.

Thank Will G

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