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Notre-Dame Basilica

110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
+1 514-842-2925
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“light show” (641 reviews)
“beautiful church” (1,040 reviews)
“notre dame” (685 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Reviewed today via mobile

One during day. Spectacular church Went back that evening for the Aura multimedia show. Was even better.

Thank LizardMike
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw the magnificent “Aura” light show. Stunning is an understatement. The show is beautifully designed and executed. They pretty much used every trick in the book, to wonderful effect. The whole audience was transfixed throughout the show. There are some kind of scary bits,...More

Thank lmgrabowski
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are a fan of art and architecture, then visiting this location is a bonus to your trip. Stained glass windows, the high ceiling and the huge organ, religious paintings and statues are all gathered in one place. The line up was short and...More

Thank Yas72
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Reviewed yesterday

beautiful architecture, magnificent aura. The line up wasn't terribly long. There are also many street performers in the square. A worthwhile experience. Admission is charged.

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I knew nothing about the light show until my Montreal visit, but a friend was excited to see it. As it started, I though "Meh... programmed lights. OK." But as the show progressed I was very impressed by the way the ceiling of the basillica...More

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed yesterday

Stained glass windows that are just beautiful and an array of colorful lighting affects that dazzle. This is a Montreal treasure for anyone visiting the city - even for non-christians.

Thank oca007
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church is magnificent. Pictures do not do it justice...you really need to see it in person to experience the true beauty and magic of this architectural gem. The 20 minute guided tour is very educational. You can also take your time and walk around...More

Thank Terri H
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Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful building with wonderful history. Really enjoyed seeing "Aura" and a quick walk downtown.

Thank Casualtraveller67
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Reviewed yesterday

A very popular place to visit, we found the lines to be very long in the afternoon and evening. On the last day of our visit, we went around 8:30am and there was no line to wait. A beautiful basilica, very neat to walk around...More

Thank amw79
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful church, the altar is stunning, lovely stained glass, well worth the $6 entry fee. It's worth noting that it closes at 4.30pm. We arrived at 4.15 and were denied entry and had to return the following day.

Thank joanandmatt
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DonnaT_2013
July 19, 2018|
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Response from rangerpippi | Reviewed this property |
For the laser light show I would recommend having ticket in hand before getting in the lineup. We did get but by the length of the lineup we were wondering. We had no trouble getting in to view the basilica in the... More
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Takarehi
July 16, 2018|
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Response from hocunecu | Reviewed this property |
If you want to experience the Basillica, I would suggest you go to mass and hear the choir as well, instead of doing the tour they sell for the afternoon. You can read all the interesting facts by yourself instead of having... More
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Cindy Z
July 11, 2018|
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Response from JWhite028 | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours are only during the day. The Aura Show is a separate time in the evening and also at an additional cost. I believe right around $25.00.
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