Observatoire de la Capitale

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Observatoire de la Capitale

Observatoire de la Capitale
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Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Barbara A
Blackstone, MA11 contributions
Great place to begin your journey
Aug. 2019
This was our first stop when we arrived in Quebec City. It was a great way to get the lay of the land.
Written January 8, 2020
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ACCChas
Charleston, SC90 contributions
High High High
Dec. 2019
Besides the grand views you could see from all directions, the walls are decorated with facts and figures about Quebec City, the Province and Canada. A fun visit and easy to get to and quite reasonably priced
Written December 23, 2019
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Meryl B
San Francisco, CA110 contributions
Well worth it on a sunny day.
Oct. 2019
We went on our last full day in Québec, and loved being able to look down on the places we'd visited - could see the river and dock, city walls, Citadel, Plains of Abraham, etc. It wasn't at all crowded, no wait for the elevator, well worth the price. Fun information on all the inner walls. (Mais, si vous voulez lire les phrases pour les enfants, il faut comprendre français!)
Written October 29, 2019
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Michael K
656 contributions
Must see bird's-eye view of the city
Sep. 2019
Things that are large in scale, such as the Plains of Abraham, La Citadelle, and Les Fortifications, etc., look better when they are viewed at the Observatoire de la Capitalea. At this high elevation, everything looks better at the proper perspective. You can also see how the St. Lawrence River meanders past the Old Port. Of course, it is vital that the visit is on a clear day.
Written October 18, 2019
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theonlymaryhoward
Bend, OR46 contributions
Best view in town
Oct. 2019
A trip to the top is well worth the time and money as there is a 360 degree view of the city plus a short featuring a guy jumping off the top and sailing about town.
Written October 8, 2019
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8ric
Tampa, FL1,090 contributions
A Must See Attraction on a Clear Day!!!
Sep. 2019
I rarely say things are must see but if in Quebec City and it's a clear day then this is an event you do not want to pass up. It was worth every bit of the $15.00 admission. The 360° views are incredible and stunning it gives you a much better appreciation and visual perspective of the city geography of Quebec City you just can't appreciate from street level. Wow is all I have to say about this.

Again this is a must stop if you are in Quebec City !
Written October 2, 2019
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Mary H
Stamford, UK270 contributions
Amazing views and really helpful information
Sep. 2019
On floor 31 of this building is a great view in four directions with historical information on the interior walls and fun videos in the interconnecting walkways. Our photographs through the glass came out very well.
Written September 30, 2019
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44statesandcounting
Westchester, NY315 contributions
Worth the price of admission
Aug. 2019
Decided to pay the nominal price for the elevator ride up to the observation deck on the 31st floor. Stunning views of all the surrounding area. Detailed descriptions on panels to help the viewer identify buildings one is seeing. Gives one a great sense of the city. Glad we did it.
Written September 4, 2019
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Cathy B
Waterford, CT404 contributions
Great views of the city
Aug. 2019
We found this place to be a great value - especially compared to the prices you pay in places like Boston or New York to get such fabulous views.

We visited early on a Sunday and the observatory was pretty quiet. We did, however, meet the local guide who roams around answering questions. We had a nice chat with him and learned a lot about the history of the city as well as some suggestions on where to go if we want to experience how the residents of Quebec City live (apparently only a couple of thousand folks live in Old Quebec).

Great way to get your barrings and to see the Citadel and the walls that still remain around city.
Written September 1, 2019
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Happy_Traveller_2033
Cornwall, Canada235 contributions
Nice view of the area
Aug. 2019
This was my first time to go up in the observatory and I'm glad that I went but I will not be doing it again. Although the view is spectacular up there, it's also spectacular anywhere you are in Quebec City. You can get just as good of a view at the Chateau Frontenac and you will not have to pay the approximately $20. Use the money to buy yourself a few drinks instead. Cheers!
Written August 23, 2019
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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