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Notre Dame Basilica

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385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
+1 613-241-7496
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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (30 reviews)
“pipe organ” (9 reviews)
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385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-241-7496
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can see the spires from almost any part of the city. The interior will leave you in awe. Towering ceilings, cathedral seating, huge pipe organ, stainless windows, some of the most impressive and beautiful artistry in the hundred years are within these church walls....More

Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous basilica. Noon mass was terrific and although the sermon was a little long, we left with a nugget to reflect upon. When leaving the church, another Priest stopped us to thank us for worshipping with them. Had a conversation about where we were from....More

Thank kblkmw
Reviewed 5 days ago

The two prominent spires make the Gothic Revival cathedral a local landmark. It has been restored. Highlights include its paintings and carvings, stained glass windows, a glided statue of the Madonna and child plus many more statues. The bulletin information provides a very impressive picture...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral don't skip visiting. Another reminder of the British influence in Canada. A slow stroll for outside viewing highly recommended.

Thank vla62
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a moment to visit the Basilica and enjoy the peacefulness. The architecture is amazing and beautiful.

Thank B5661UZmarkb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior was beautiful as well as the exterior. Easy to find. Even thought we're not Catholic, it was a very inspiring and peaceful attraction.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very big , but very delicate and inspire a holy feeling, just opposite the national art gallery.

Thank rodjin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely artwork. Worth stopping by. I'd recommend taking an official tour, as I am sure there is so much more to enjoy than I was able to see on my own.

Thank Hannah U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is absolutely gorgeous. A must see and if you wish to go to mass - truly a wonderful experience. My nephew was baptized here and the ceremony was truly memorable. Also a ton of history in how it was built and the many...More

Thank Rhonda D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church has timed guided tours, in English and French. I reached in between two tours, so spent 15-20 mins inside the church, enjoyed the calm and quite environment.

Thank Angshurc1975
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Response from Spitfire346 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time,but not during services or too late in the day.
Adela J
16 July 2015|
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Response from Spitfire346 | Reviewed this property |
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