Architectural Buildings in Montreal

THE 10 BEST Montreal Architectural Buildings

Architectural Buildings in Montreal

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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ville-Marie

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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,354 contributions
    Good Place for kids. A big city park, accessible by the Metro, full of attractions, many good for families and kids. Some of the architecture is not pretty, but the green space is. It's a big park.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • MF2403
    San Mateo25 contributions
    Stunning views of the City and Port. You can drive, bicycle, or hike up to the top. Absolutely worth the effort.
    Written November 10, 2022
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  • utfiero
    Austin, TX3,665 contributions
    Truly unique architectural design! Built for the 1967 Expo and designed by Moshe Safdie, this condo complex is truly unique and worth seeing. We didn’t have time to book a tour, but tours are offered. We slowly drove by Habitat 67, then illegally parked the car and took some photos. Traffic was minimal the day we visited.

    The Wall Street Journal ran a story on Habitat 67 on September 7, 2022. That article reported that monthly dues are now $760 / cube / month and that the complex needs some structural repairs.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • jahhp
    Los Angeles, CA599 contributions
    My partner and I attempted to go one day and trekked out there on the bus. Unfortunately, they don't have English speaking tours every hour. From what I gathered, it's every other hour, so plan ahead. The next tour wasn't for a couple of hours, so we bailed that day and came back the next. And I'm SO glad we did.

    The tour lasts about an hour and we had a lovely male tour guide who was friendly, knowledgeable and a terrific host.

    There's not a LOT to do otherwise, but I say it's a great tour and very historic and should be on everyone's agenda. It does take a bit of time to get there, but it's worth it if you're a history buff.

    They have a cute gift shop, there are some things to see outside, but the main attraction is the back building where you will learn about RURAL life way back when.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • JeffreyGL48
    New York City, NY257 contributions
    The functional and pleasing reuse of landmark buildings makes this worth a look. Not a long visit but a pleasant one.
    Written September 4, 2018
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,354 contributions
    This major financial institution was built to impress. The marble and grand architecture was supposed to make you confident to leave your money here. An example of vanishing old school banks. Free to enter.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • toddlerpants
    Droitwich, UK982 contributions
    This impressive building in the downtown area has great architecture.
    I was told that it lights up at night but a different color each night.
    Written July 14, 2020
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  • 4honeynugget
    Elkton, MD89 contributions
    Located right in the midst of everything, the rink is great for a quick trip to skate. The ice is well maintained and how can you not love a Zamboni crossing in the middle of a high rise office building to take care of the ice? Building itself very lovely and non skaters have area to grab a bite while watching their family members skate on.
    Written January 1, 2020
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  • ioanabruj
    Montreal, Canada12 contributions
    I studied at UdeM, as the university is commonly known. It's a nice enough university, with some nice architecture if you know where to look. The main hall of Roger-Gaudry (the ubiquitous building with the huge tower, which is the health sciences building) is a pretty nice place, and there's a bunch of old doors and wooden staircases throughout the building. You also get a really nice view of the city from on top of the mountain, although the stairs are kind of tedious to climb; there's a free bus shuttle that goes from Université de Montréal metro all the way up the mountain.

    The other buildings are more recent, so they're not as interesting to see. Parking is expensive, and the food in the school is your typical university food.

    If you're around, because you're visiting the basilica or for any other reason, it's a nice place to walk past, but don't take a detour just to see it.
    Written March 24, 2017
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  • helloamytoh
    Singapore, Singapore405 contributions
    This local market is very tiny. But has a fabulous cafe inside the market. You’ll have to get a queue ticket to order food. Mind you, it’s out of the tourist zone so English is not the main language for them. If you can speak French it’ll help. All the food are labeled in French so I asked a very helpful gentleman to help me translate.
    There’s a supermarket there and that’s about it. It’s meant more for the locals there. If you are a tourist like me with lots of time in Montreal, perhaps you can spend 1 hour there just having the lovely sandwich there for breakfast!
    Written May 5, 2018
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,354 contributions
    The plaque said that when in opened in the 30s, this building was the largest in the British Empire. It is huge, takes up one side of Dorchester Square. It is very grand outside and in.
    Written October 7, 2022
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  • ERIC B
    Dodworth, UK2,148 contributions
    Can’t say I’ve been in the building, but the statue outside and the lovely little garden that surrounds it, are well worth seeking this building out.
    Written November 9, 2018
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  • MarPelletier
    Montreal, Canada941 contributions
    Great venue for shows , buy tickets from their web site , Quebec’s oldest show venue with lots of history.

    Seats about 300or so , used to be national theatre school , it’s a very popular venue
    Written May 25, 2018
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,354 contributions
    It's a handsome building right on the Place D'Armes, which is the center of Old Montreal. So you can find a variety of architecture here. This celebrates the early 20th Century. And you can see that part of Old Montreal was transformed into a modern financial district.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Gustavo T
    Lima, Peru99 contributions
    Great place to visit. We had a party inside the station and was incredible. During normal days its a pretty busy station and its connected to the Metro and the underground paths.
    Written April 27, 2017
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