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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What travellers are saying

  • Chloe Thomas
    Russell Springs, KY983 contributions
    The Olympic Park is a cool step back in time! Seeing all the monuments and stadiums will make you feel as if you are back several years ago when the Olympics took place in Montreal. Not much is open for touring, so beware of that…but it’s still cool to see! We were able to see the Olympic pool in use by classes, which was cool!
    Written November 12, 2023
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  • Foodange
    Manchester, UK2,822 contributions
    Worth the walk to this lovely old building, with scenes from Montreal’s past all round the inside walls.
    Great views of the city from outside, including encore Leonard Cohen!
    Written December 8, 2023
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  • Bruno-Serge B
    1 contribution
    Beautiful place, peaceful, especially with the fall colors. Excellent guide, knowlegable. For a nice afternoon with friends or family.
    Written October 17, 2023
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  • Rodger P
    36 contributions
    High points:

    Guide is a knowledgeable and experienced architect. She provided a detailed description of how Habitat was constructed, including individual units; described the architect’s goals and design accomplishments during his career; took us inside the architect’s apartment, which is nearly the same as when constructed; showed the one section of the complex in detail; explained the sociology underlying the project; provided general information about Expo 67; described how Habit is maintained; and explained who the current residents are. Unexpected bonus: We were able to peer into a unit undergoing complete restoration. Also, our guide supplemented her talk with 8x11 inch photos, spoke clearly, answered questions thoroughly, and arrived on time.
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • KK78
    Bay Shore, NY729 contributions
    A beautiful complex! Perfect spot to duck into on a hot or cold day. There is a remnant of the Berlin Wall and a 17th century fountain.
    Written October 24, 2023
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  • Foodange
    Manchester, UK2,822 contributions
    Even though there were boards all round and it didn’t seem we could visit, we could still see what a magnificent building this is.
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • Film G
    New England973 contributions
    Right on the Place d'Armes, this classic bank structure is beautifully maintained -- and still used as a bank office. They do not build them like this any more. The friendly guard is happy to chat. There is also a small, nice museum. A visit takes about 20 minutes. Free. Clean public toilet. Worth a stop when you're in the area. Open business hours.
    Written February 16, 2023
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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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  • Alex C
    Toronto, Canada5 contributions
    The original main hall has been restored and holds the original brass arrivals / departures board, and an original wartime commemorative statue. There are historical photos and description of the station's history and use. There is little else remaining to see, but the interior and exterior architecture are beautiful.
    Enter from the corner of Saint-Antoine O and Peel to walk up the grand staircase (there is an elevator as well). On a winter, Sunday afternoon, it was very quiet.
    Written January 29, 2024
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Michele C
    87 contributions
    If you love art deco take a few minutes to see the interior of this office building. We entered at the side entrance at 119 Rue St. Jacques (Office Aldred), near the Basilica and plaza. Beautiful interior.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 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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