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“Great Overview of the City”

Observatoire de la Capitale
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US$36.07*
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Ranked #40 of 223 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Stopped at the observatory on an overcast and somewhat rainy day. Views of the City and surrounding terrain were still good despite the cloud cover. Nice layout and easy to read signage. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and enjoyed giving us information about different events in and around the CIty. Worth the $8.00.

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GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Hi Archman8,

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and were able to have a nice view despite the weather. We hope to welcome you back soon at the Observatory!


Geneviève Clavet
Communications and public relations
Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale
genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

A nice attraction that's worth checking out. Keep in mind that its not the Empire State Building, but on a nice day you can see really far. The view also allows you to get a good perspective on the layout of the city.

The exhibit and observation viewing area is inside, so a good place to visit on a rainy day (but with less than ideal visibility)

1  Thank W_M_Freeman
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GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Hi W_M_Freeman,

Thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you back soon at the Observatory!


Geneviève Clavet
Communications and public relations
Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale
genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Unless you're a photographer, you probably won't appreciate this place so much. It's nice, it's cool (literally - it's well-conditioned even on a hottest day), and you can see the city lying beneath you.

I can't say that it's not 360-degrees view, but probably it's not something you expect. No glass walls, no panoramic views, just a series of (pretty large) windows and corridors. Additional video and audio materials create an atmosphere of discovery, and can be great for kids.

Verdict: recommended.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

The views are good at the top, but I would not consider them anything more than average. There are other locations in the city that can offer comparable views. The one exception is the view of the Citadelle, where you can get a great picture of the star-shaped design.

1  Thank OnTheRoadAgain8180
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The best FIRST place to go in Quebec City to see the entire city with the history of what you are seeing from the highest spot. Clever 360 degree audiovisual presentation includes old photos with which to compare the present vista. A few audiophones don't work, but the majority do... this takes at least an hour to do it all and the time is well spent before you start to sightsee at ground level. A nice bookstore is at the base of the elevator where you buy your tickets.

Thank Grace M
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