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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 15 September 2016 via mobile

We've visited many churches on this trip. This is the first to charge five dollars for entry. But, it included a "free" tour in English or French. Pretty church but dark and somber. Lots of walnut.

Thank chl0e48
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the basilica. We have seen the one in Paris as well and this is an equally nice experience. I loved the architecture, the stained glass, the alter, etc. the best part was the peaceful atmosphere inside- very calming. Combine this...More

Thank Speedy_sam
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

What a vision of beauty. I was mesmerized by the beautiful architecture and colors. Highly recommend to visit when in Montreal.

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My mom and I were in town to see Celine Dion, so what better place to visit than the actual church she got married in?! It was $5 to get in and it was packed, which is probably how it stays so beautifully maintained. The...More

Thank Kateeloo1
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The building inside is so beautiful and so over the top. We were lucky that when we visited there was an organ recital on - so tremendous. Well worth visiting. My only beef, the charge to go in. Some churches round the world charge to...More

Thank rama1
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A must on a visit to Montreal. Taking the guided tour which is included in the 5$ fee (either in English or French) is well worth it as it put this masterpiece in its historical perspective.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This Basilica is magnificent and is a must see in Old Montreal! There is a small entry fee now to enter but if you are there to attend chuch service, it's free. The singer Celine Dion was married here as was her husband's funeral. Across...More

Thank spike036
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to several churches in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and I have to say that this church is still one of my favorites. I'm a big fan of color, so I love how colorful this church is. It has a more classic European look...More

Thank laurenl2424
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A large basilica, do not miss a peek at the chapel behind the altar. Listen to the sound of 7000 pipes from the organ in the rear second floor. Not to be missed

Thank O T
Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you have time to see one place in Montreal, visit Notre-Dame Basilica. It is an inspiring church. you can sign up for a guided tour or just pick up one of the pamphlets at the entrance and read about the different sections of the...More

Thank Touria G
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lvlevvlei91626
We're having a family trip next week with a small dog, is anyone who can confirm if it's pet welcomed? Thanks!
13 May 2017|
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Response from K357DWdavidm | Reviewed this property |
I can't believe the question was even asked. It's a church!
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Neha M
Hello everyone!! Hope you all are having a great time! I am thinking to visit Montreal in end of May. And I am really looking forward for this trip. This place is really special for me. But I have some questions in my mind... May is great time to visit Montreal? I saw a photo of my friend in which she was standing near many candles in Notre Dame Basilica, so is there particular time when people keep candles like in the evening time or in morning? It was really beautiful, from the picture I felt peace. Please share your views!! Thanks!!
12 May 2017|
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Response from david r b | Reviewed this property |
May would be great. Not too hot. Not too cold. There will be a number of activities at Place Des Artes. Night time viewing. Pretty easy walk from Old Town, depending if you like walking. You can walk through the small... More
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StewardessFl
HELP! Flying to see Aura show at ND Basilica. WHERE should I sit and WHAT TIME should I go? Can't find anyone writing how early to go or what would be best seat. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Hope you had a BLESSED Easter!!!
17 April 2017|
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Response from mrconnsmythe | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you get there early but can sit anywhere without any obstruction of views.
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