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Notre-Dame Basilica
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

La basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal is very famous for its architecture and a visit there wil always be appreciated. Basilic is situated on Place d'Armes in Old Montreal and is easy to reach from downtow by bus, by subway or taxi... even by foot if you agree to wlak for about 25 minutes. If you have your own car be you cannot park directly on the Place d'Armes but you can have access to many parkings ($$$) all around. There are a lof restaurants all around where you can eat.

Visited August 2013
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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Notre-Dame is a must see in Montreal. The $5 charge is a bargain. It is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. I'm not religious in any way but the artwork in this cathedral is awe-inspiring. The surrounding neighborhood is very charming and worth a stroll.

Visited November 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful church”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Beautiful church with a stunning interior. Well worth the suggested entry fee.

The setting of the church was particularly pretty after dark, especially at Christmas when the quark was festively lit.

Visited December 2013
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“I am sorry, but I do not pay to visit a church”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I may understand that money may be necessary for maintenance, but paying to visit a church is not acceptable in my opinion. Therefore, I rate Basilique Notre-Dame as one, and so I will do with all the other churches where an entrance fee is requested.

Visited October 2013
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“Divinely inspired”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

One of the most beautiful churches in the world. Breath-taking. I've known non-religious people to fall to their knees and pray when they entered.

It's disgusting that the church is treated as a museum by the diocese.

Visited November 2013
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