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Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours)

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350 St-Paul St E | (Near Place Jacques-Cartier), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H2, Canada
+1 514-872-7730
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A famous market until 1963, this structure now houses various offices of the city government.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good32%
  • Average41%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible1%
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350 St-Paul St E | (Near Place Jacques-Cartier), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H2, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Old Town in Montreal and everywhere we walked you could see the beautiful silver dome on the Bonsecours Market building. For more than 100 years, it was the main public market in the Montreal area. It also briefly accommodated the Parliament of...More

Thank thesteevesgroup
Reviewed 6 days ago

We'd been to Old Montreal many times before but somehow always missed going to this market. Wish we hadn't bothered. The building is gorgeous and definitely worth a look, but only from the outside. Inside is a mish-mash of tourist junk, overpriced foreign-made crafts and...More

Thank jaw501
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very pretty building with lots of historic value...but it is definitely full of tourist shops. It was less busy than the shops in other areas, so it’s a good place to pick up your ‘stereotypically Canadian’ gifts for acquaintances and coworkers.

Thank thetwoofcups
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's way too expensive there. I though it was supposed to be local artisan and nice crafts but they sell mostly tourists' trinkets.

Thank joaniemetivier
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The market appears to cater exclusively to non-Canadian travelers, targeting foreigners who are looking to buy plaid, maple leaf decorated shirts, wood carvings, and other kitchy items. Dont expect anything unique or innovative that you can't find from any gift shop on Rue St Paul.

Thank Stephane D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We recently attended the “Best in Photojournalism, World Press Photo Montreal 2017”, held at Marché Bonsecours, a heritage building in Montreal’s Old Port. The venue is spacious and well-lit for optimum effect. Lots of room to stand back and ponder the gripping nature of the...More

1  Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is not what you would see in Europe, it's not the mega all under one roof shopping centre. However, there are a great selection of shops selling most near everything you might want. Lots of cafes and places to eat. Worth a look as...More

1  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

As someone who has traveled extensively throughout Europe I was extremely underwhelmed by this building, especially the dome. It's simplistic to the point of dull and the spire looks like the architects ran out of money or something. Wasn't impressed with the few shops I...More

Thank tailsock
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were looking for the World Press Photo Expo that was supposed to be here and were surprised when we walked into the building and found a number of shops and boutiques inside. The exhibit was in back of the building, but we enjoyed walking...More

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The building is incredible and looking at it we had high hopes. However, the shops inside were not impressive and the layout was odd. It lacked charm and interest. There are plenty of shops and food in old town to explore. I would spend your...More

1  Thank MauiDude82
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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
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Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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