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Montreal's oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.
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110 Notre-Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T1, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-842-2925
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a nice big church and worth visiting. Costs 7 dollars to enter and will be about 20mins to look around .

Thank Scott8446
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you love architecture and appreciate beautiful wood work, you will be amazed with this Church. The pure size of this the place is daunting. One of my altime favourite structure.

Thank Milos S
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I entered the Basilica at the end of touring hours. The staff politely explained how much time was left and explained what we could and could not do. It is a beautiful tribute to Christ and be sure to walk around the...More

Thank thomaskolkmeier
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One during day. Spectacular church Went back that evening for the Aura multimedia show. Was even better.

Thank LizardMike
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We saw the magnificent “Aura” light show. Stunning is an understatement. The show is beautifully designed and executed. They pretty much used every trick in the book, to wonderful effect. The whole audience was transfixed throughout the show. There are some kind of scary bits,...More

Thank lmgrabowski
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are a fan of art and architecture, then visiting this location is a bonus to your trip. Stained glass windows, the high ceiling and the huge organ, religious paintings and statues are all gathered in one place. The line up was short and...More

Thank Yas72
Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful architecture, magnificent aura. The line up wasn't terribly long. There are also many street performers in the square. A worthwhile experience. Admission is charged.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I knew nothing about the light show until my Montreal visit, but a friend was excited to see it. As it started, I though "Meh... programmed lights. OK." But as the show progressed I was very impressed by the way the ceiling of the basillica...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stained glass windows that are just beautiful and an array of colorful lighting affects that dazzle. This is a Montreal treasure for anyone visiting the city - even for non-christians.

Thank oca007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This church is magnificent. Pictures do not do it justice...you really need to see it in person to experience the true beauty and magic of this architectural gem. The 20 minute guided tour is very educational. You can also take your time and walk around...More

Thank Terri H
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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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20 July 2018|
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Response from canadian_visit0r | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it helps. You can buy them online easily.
16 July 2018|
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Response from hocunecu | Reviewed this property |
If you want to experience the Basillica, I would suggest you go to mass and hear the choir as well, instead of doing the tour they sell for the afternoon. You can read all the interesting facts by yourself instead of having... More
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11 July 2018|
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Response from JWhite028 | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours are only during the day. The Aura Show is a separate time in the evening and also at an additional cost. I believe right around $25.00.