Sights & landmarks in Montreal

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  • Aoneeka
    Smyrna, GA74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oh my god! Pun intended. I love visiting extravagant churches with beautiful architecture and this one did not disappoint. I will say the tour doesn’t take that long and the reason I said oh my god about my visit is because we went to the Arua experience in the evening. The lighting designers for the Arua experience are incredible artists and put together an incredible immersive light show complete with moving projections and detailed lighting to highlight the beauty within the building. If the Arua experience is still around go because it is worth the price.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • FoodNFashion
    Montreal, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old Port Montreal is such a lovely place to be; you can find some of the best restaurants that Montreal has to offer. They also have tonnes of activities during the day and night; you will never be bored.
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • TheMahdi
    Boracay, Philippines164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a beautiful and historical place and has a good terrace for photo taking asside from the different parts to visit inside.

    I think it was the largeat basilica i saw in Montreal. And has different levels and make sure to visit all of them since you are already there.

    The interior design of the main chapel was simpler than what i expected (comparing to ther churches and basilicas in Montreal but its minimal design still is beautiful.

    I believe in summer it has a better garden view and in summer usually they do the necessary repairs.

    Yoi have access through bus and after the main entrance wgich is the Parking gate you shall wait for the Shuttle to bring you up to the 5th level of basilica where the main entrance and exit is located.

    Remember my review is in Dec and winter season. I believe this changes in summer.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • Amilcar Guzman
    Harwood Heights, IL530 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I visited the Old Port during a trip to Montreal and loved it. This port is very similar to Chicago’s Navy Pier. Very nice!
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • Joanna W
    Hoboken, NJ132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun to walk and pop in to stores, be sure to read the history so you study the buildings and not just the art stores. Beautiful at night but more open during the day.
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • 250misstink
    Laval, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The concert at the Bell Center August 9th, Earth Wind and Fire, and Lionel Richie, was AWESOME!!!!! What an amazing performance. These entertainers are all in their 70's!!!
    It brought me back to my teenage and early adulthood in the 70's.

    80% were about 60 + and boy did we ever shout it loud ..... :-)
    Written August 10, 2023
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  • md1mm
    Sheffield, UK1,605 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a large beautiful cathedral in central Montreal, nextdoor to the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Whatever is happening outside with the noise and cold of modern Montreal in November, is forgotten when you enter and appreciate the art, beauty and scale of this place. Even as a non-religious person I found this place to be quite extraordinary and definitely worth a visit.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • PookyCake
    Victoria, Canada13,887 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, also known as the “Sailors Church,” represented one of the last major stops on our day tour of Old Montreal. This wasn’t for lack of things to do; rather, the foot issue I’d been dealing with at the time was starting to become a bother and made it quite uncomfortable to amble about. As such, my time visiting this lovely church was marred by increasing pain, which obviously detracted from my overall enjoyment from what is a lovely – and somewhat quirky – house of worship.

    In any event, the Sailors Church was built in 1771 on the foundations of an even older church (which, I think, makes it one of the oldest churches in Montreal). It was designed by Marguerite Bougeoys, one of Montreal’s first teachers. The design is at once opulent and practical: Opulent because of the ornate biblical scenes that decorate the ceiling concomitant with beautiful stained-glass windows; and practical because the church isn’t large and serves a clear and definite purpose. Yes, it’s no Notre Dame Basilica, but it carries its own unique charm and character.

    Besides the ornate ceiling work and obvious religious symbolism found throughout the sanctuary, this church’s most defining characteristic has to be the wooden model ships that hang from the ceiling, giving Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel its alternate name (“Sailors Church”). “But,” you might ask, “why boats?” And that’s where this church’s connection to the Old Port and sea comes into play. Beginning in the 19th century, sailors arriving from the Old Port would make a pilgrimage to this church and make offerings to the Virgin Mary as thanks for her help in safe sea voyages. The model boats and the church’s nickname are meant to emphasize this unique connection with Montreal’s Old Port and St. Lawrence River. I think this is a really neat touch and adds something special to the church.

    Marguerite Bougeoys Museum, which first opened in 1998, is also housed in the church; however, we did not visit it, nor did we visit the archeological site or lookout tower. Again, I blame the foot pain! That issue notwithstanding, we still enjoyed our visit to this church and highly recommend it to those exploring Old Montreal. It is much more than meets the eye!
    Written November 29, 2023
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  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, CA1,476 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I ended up walking the whole of this street by accident as I got lost. But it has so much to offer. It has the upscale shopping then it is a walking only are in the Arts district. Then it goes through the old village. Each area distinct in its own right. I feel like getting lost and wandering the street ended up being a treasure and made for a great afternoon.
    Written February 13, 2023
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  • TheMahdi
    Boracay, Philippines164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's actually another location almost 45 minutes walking distance from Notre Dam Basilica where you can find beaugiculGrafitis on the walls and houses painted with different colors.

    Since we came in December most of the colors were faded and i believe they renew the paintings after cold seasons.

    A good place to go during late spring and aummer but nothing much in Winter.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • N F
    Edmonton, Canada69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to spend a nice day in Montreal is to rent a bike and spend some time on the many bike trails and paths around the city. And no biking day would be complete without a visit to the circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on ile Notre-Dame. It’s an easy ride across a couple of bridges from the old town (Ville-Marie). You can bike right on the F1 track, around the turns and right past the stands. As a working F1 track the road is perfectly maintained and an easy and pleasant ride.
    Written July 29, 2023
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  • Moe_Ipak
    United States382 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great campus to visit. We were surprised that all the buildings were open. We have been to MIT, Harvard, Princeton, NYU and many more Universities, and none of them are open. You need an access card to enter.

    McGill University was completely open. You can walk into any library, any building, any class. We didn't try to open the offices as that would have been disrespectful. Their library was very nice. The campus is a great hike and very close to Mont Royal.
    Written July 19, 2023
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  • travelingmom2674
    Bethesda, MD36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall, this network of tunnels and venues is brilliant. My complaint is that the maps and signs are just not sufficient to help a first timer figure out where they are going. It is particularly confusing in the Victoria/Bonaventure area. We were walking around with several other tourists and none of us could figure out if we were really going the right way. I'm sure once you do it a few times it becomes second nature.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Kirsty
    Toronto, Canada5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent look at history in the city. The experience does require guests to engage with the content by listening to the audios. I’d recommend 1 hour or 2 if you’re really into history.
    Written November 17, 2023
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  • guinevereleigh
    san francisco3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely time spent here. The staff was super accommodating and went the extra mile to make sure that I was well taken care of. Ricardo, the concierge was super cool and helpful. i contacted him before i got to the hotel and then after i had arrived, he checked in with me and made sure that everything went well. great service!
    Written December 22, 2023
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