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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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385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-241-7496
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Now this is a true example or art and history and you know what, it's free and you can walk in anytime, they even welcome you, what a cool place to be and see.

Thank Ozone Peter J
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited the gorgeous Notre Dame Basilica amidst my hop on and off bus tour. It is conveniently located across the street from the National Gallery and the Royal Canadian Mint. It is easy to take fantastic photos as the symmetry of...More

Thank missyv678
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ottawa's facsimile of the famous basilica of Paris. Experience sumptuous reverence in this house of worship. A time to repose and reflect on the privileges we enjoy as travellers.

Thank Reuben K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely an authentic church from Ottawa's early years. Still in pristine condition. Worth a quick 15 minute visit if you are nearby.

Thank OilerRob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Self-guided tours are free at this church, which I completely recommend. Amazing statues, stained glass windows. Great for a short visit.

Thank aabd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry for the clickbait title there, but we were lucky enough to arrive in Ottawa during the Canada 150 celebration, and as part of La Machine's North American appearance, a giant robot spider was perched above the twins silver spires of the Notre Dame Basilica....More

1  Thank Brad C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilica is about a 15 minute walk from Parliament Hill and is an impressive building with huge altar which has numerous statues around it which are a bit overwhelming at first. The ceiling is ornate and the whole building is very well maintained and...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently been in Europe and South America and seeing some of the really ostentatious churches there, this church struck me as less lavish. The decorations are good and simple - with no obvious display of the organisation's wealth. Stained glass windows are also of...More

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of painted glass of good quality. Nice ceiling with great light on it. Better than basikica in Quebec.

Thank Arjan v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wished we could have attended Mass here but the tour we were on made that impossible. However, we visited the church, lit a candle and prayed a few moments before the beautiful altar & sanctuary which we believe to be one...More

Thank Bentleybeagledog
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2 August 2016|
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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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