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Notre Dame Basilica

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This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
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385 Sussex Dr. | at Guigues Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-241-7496
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Undoubtedly one of the nicest church buildings I've ever visited. The ceiling is magnificent and the organ is stunning. I was lucky to attend a bilingual Mass at the basilica which was a great experience. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jmil6
Reviewed 1 week ago

You gave to try to get in, it won't take long to visit, look up at the ceiling and the pipe organ. If you are lucky or if you plan well, you could appreciate the acoustic if a choral is shinning.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very lovely church. The very front door was locked and we were glad we decided to check the side door. We visited right after going to the Gallery. Was directly across the street. Lit candles and made donations.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This outside of this church is very simmilar to Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal. So, the interior was more interesting for me instead of the view of the outside building. My overall score is 65 out of 100.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navid A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great church with magnificent arts inside. Centralized in down town Montreal where you can enjoy walking and trying different restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 40hanys
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Such a beautiful church. Attended it when there was a mass going on. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990. The site was originally home to the small wooden St. Jacques Church built in 1832. This structure was destroyed in 1841...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2018

Every year the Basilica offers the venue for a Christmas Concert. This year the theme was ‘Around the World’ with the choir singing songs from all over the world plus a ladies group from England and a high school choir from Nepean High School. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeannaH283
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I live down the street of Guigues Ave and despite the noisy bells, this church is such a beautiful landmark to have in the neighbourhood. Beautiful inside as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

The Notre Dame Basilica is still like the Churches that I went to 60 years ago, If you truly want to attend a church service that was the way they were when you were young, I Strongly recommend that you go to the Notre Dame...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This church is absolutely stunning!! The inside was so warm and ornate with so many details. I highly recommend a stop in the church. It is free and you just need to check the hours that is is open, You can spend as little or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy W
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Response from Spitfire346 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time,but not during services or too late in the day.
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16 July 2015|
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