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“They've added a light and sound show” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica
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US$19.15*
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Old Montreal Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 394 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“They've added a light and sound show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

The show explains a history of Montreal's main parish from a tiny log chapel to the present day. Not a masterpiece, but a good entertainment and well worth the admission price.

Visited May 2014
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“Inside is ornate and beautiful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Inside is ornate and beautiful. Tour is excellent. Masses are in French. Sound and light show at night is good, not great, but worth the $10.

Visited May 2014
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Boston, MA
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“Beautiful Cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

If you have any appreciation for art and beauty (religious or otherwise), this is a can't miss stop while walking through Old Montreal. There is a small required donation to enter, but it is well worth it to see the amazing architecture and design. Another reviewer mentioned a good tip - be sure to walk through the main cathedral to see the new chapel behind - an attractive addition worth checking out.

Visited April 2014
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Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

You have to pay, and it looks grim from the outside. But the inside was both beautiful and a surprise. Do not miss the new chapel on the back.

Visited April 2014
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Philiadelphia, Pa
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“Breathtakingly beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

The basilica is beautiful and the reconstructed chapel (rebuilt after a fire) was a gorgeous contrast. The short tour was informative, but take time to explore on your own. We did not have a chance to experience the light show, but wished we could have. Worth a visit!

Visited April 2014
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