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Notre-Dame Basilica

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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 today via mobile

Light show was simply amazing - very short but worth the $24. Sit in the centre towards middle of the church as that will give you a great view. Worth the trip and lots of great Montreal restaurants close by

Thank broman66
Reviewed yesterday

To be honest, from the outside, it looks like any other church. But the interiors are really so beautiful and refreshing for a church in Canada. Of course if you're looking for the same standard as others that you might have seen in Europe, you're...More

Thank goingreen13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The AURA show is great and the overall vibe is amazing. Really liked the place and the service provided for the show was efficient. You better grab the middle seats for the show, it’ll be better for you to be able to see a wider...More

Thank Abel G
Reviewed yesterday

We have seen many cathedrals, but this one truly took our breath away. It is both spiritual and beautiful. Take the time to see it and do a tour!

Thank Connie525
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The most beautiful view that I’ve seen in my whole life! You need to pay to access but it is worth! If Notre-Dame isn’t in your travel agenda, you’ll regret it!

Thank miguelalfaro1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really breathtaking... The level of detail really is amazing. Pictures just do not do it justice. It's recommended that you bundle up if you go in winter because sometimes there is a line to get in.

Thank V2184SSdanielleb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply Gorgeous . Theres a tour unfortunately I was there too early and wasnt able to take it. Its stunning

Thank w0wnewjersey
Reviewed 4 days ago

I felt very nice and humble upon visiting the shrine ...Massive and Gothic structure with right kind of vibes ...a must visit !! There is a lot of material on sale inside for you to know about the Basilica in detail ...Allocate at least an...More

Thank 89shivb
Reviewed 4 days ago

So I went twice (two consecutive years) to watch the light show. It was beautiful but has a hefty price tag for what it was. The moment you feel you're really enjoying it, it's finished.

Thank pouyanmomen
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Basilica tour is a must for the first time traveler to Montreal. Also do not miss the afternoon organ concert. It is marvelously entertaining amidst the solemn setting.

Thank judith m
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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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28 September 2018|
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Response from lesleydockree | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to buy online. Just rock up but you can only pay in cash. The people in front did pay in US $. It's only 6ca$
lauri o
27 September 2018|
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Response from Ken W | Reviewed this property |
If you're interested in the Aura light show in the Cathedral buy online before you go. They usually sell out.
27 September 2018|
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Response from robchora | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase them on site