Notre-Dame Basilica
Notre-Dame Basilica
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Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.
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David P
Washington DC, DC92 contributions
Apr. 2022
I was pleasantly surprised by the Basilica. The colors of the space were so vibrant. The architecture was incredible. A lot to take in. I highly recommend stopping by Notre-Dame when in Montreal. It's not to be missed, in my opinion.
Written January 26, 2023
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S S
London, Canada73 contributions
Jan. 2023
I never imagined it would be so gorgeous inside! Some may not find the entry fee worth it, but for those who enjoy architecture, history,...and just beauty will appreciate it.
Written January 22, 2023
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Terri G
Clay, NY103 contributions
Jan. 2023
Friend and I stopped here on a Friday morning around 11am. Ordered our tickets online ($15 per person) but it really didn't make a difference since we still needed to stand in the same line to get in and could have bought them on site. It is a self guided tour of the basilica and there are small signs around the church explaining certain statues and frescos. The inside is just beautiful. Was very quiet & peaceful as you would expect even with a number of people doing the self guided tour. Everyone was very respectful of the church and the people in it.
Written January 12, 2023
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njoireading247
Johns Creek, GA258 contributions
Dec. 2022
A beautiful church with quite a history. The signage is done well and you can spend quite some time examining the interiors. Beautiful colors and the organ and stained glass windows were amazing. Definitely need to have this on your itinerary when in Montreal.
Written January 11, 2023
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Gill G
Thornhill, Canada108 contributions
Dec. 2022
I visited this during a freezing cold Christmas visit in December. Montreal was full of snow and slush, but this beautiful building captivated me from the very first sight and I was not disappointed!
It costs $15 (Canadian) to get in. As there was a steady stream of people going in, I thought it might be busy, but not only was it HUGE, but tourists are respectful, quiet and there was room for everyone.
What an incredible place the Basilica is! There are beautiful glass panels, frescos, paintings and statues absolutely everywhere and the scenery on the ceiling and back fresco is out of this world. There are huge benches for you to sit down, take it all in and even use the prayer room (for the price of a $2 candle). You can take pictures and videos if you wish, which is great, because you won't want to miss ANY of what is inside!
There are also washrooms at the back and the Basilica itself is warm and has a very special atmosphere. Definitely the best place to visit in Montreal in the winter and I would highly recommend anyone go there - it's the best $15 I've spent in a long time.
Written January 9, 2023
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david n
Manchester, UK4,224 contributions
Jan. 2023
The signs are confusing mentioning different prices outside the door but the price is actually $15 per person which is the best $15 dollars spent ever as the inside is stunning. The photos cannot do it justice. That wow factor as we entered this morning will be remembered forever !
Written January 7, 2023
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FoxFrancis
Boston, MA255 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Family
My wife really wanted to see the basilica. We were shocked and disappointed to see a sign saying the cost is $30 CAD per person - not per family or per adult but PER PERSON! At the risk of being a bad Catholic, hard pass. We went to the AA iodine and Planetarium for less.
Written January 7, 2023
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carb424
Medway, MA109 contributions
Dec. 2022 • Family
Highly recommend visiting and walking around the entire perimeter inside and then sitting down to soak it all in. Amazing place and stunning art and architecture. I also recommend purchasing your tickets online ahead of time so you can skip ticket line which was very long when we arrived. We purchased tickets online right there and were able to skip the line and go right in
Written December 29, 2022
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Astrobeemer
Vancouver, Canada609 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
One of the most beautiful Houses of worship I have visited. The colors in the pictures don’t do it justice - in person it is quite mesmerizing.
Written December 29, 2022
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Schrodinger Cat
Eastern USA214 contributions
Dec. 2022
VERY interesting church architecture. Do not miss the small chapel located in the hallway behind the alter. Note the "Canadian history" related stained glass windows.
Written December 28, 2022
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