Notre-Dame's twin towers have served as an Old Montreal landmark since the Neo-Gothic basilica was finished in 1829. ... More
Notre-Dame's twin towers have served as an Old Montreal landmark since the Neo-Gothic basilica was finished in 1829. Today they continue to be the focal point, where tourists disgorge from buses and calèche drivers line up for passengers. The interior glows with gilded statuary and gold-leafed fleurs de lys, and is home to one of the largest pipe organs in the world. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra performs its Christmas production of Messiah here at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal or the Notre-Dame Basilica.
In what other city can one tour a gorgeous piece of history for $4? This cathedral brings great gothic architecure to Montreal. Its a great place to visit on your next trip there. Also nearby is some awesome underground shopping malls. Sugested visit month is July when other festivals are going on in town that make Montreal the "New Orleans of the North".
I Loved the feeling of history and the sense of the power of the church in the history of New France-walking in the Basilica gave a deeper sense of the age,depth and diversity of Canada's Culture.I suspect there are few buildings in Canada whose walls hold such a tangible experience of our coutries memory.
History speaks itself.
This Basilica is a must see !!!!We went there as group . There were 6 cars all in all
we went there with our family and friends
We prayed and enjoyed the beautiful Basilica.
When you are in Canada you must visit this place. My son thought it great even the giftstore is great. They are not expensive there so much to buy.
WE LOVED THE BEAUTY OF THIS CATHEDRAL. THE ARCHITECTURE WAS UNBELIEVABLE.
WE STAYED QUITE A WHILE JUST LOOKING OVER EVERY DETAIL.
AND...WE ALSO GOT TO SEE A WEDDING IN THE CHURCH!
BEST ATTRACTION IN MONTREAL!
This church, designed by Quebec architect Victor Bourgeau and built between 1870 and 1894, is an exact one third replica
of St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Set among the bleak skyscrapers of downtown, it makes a particularly striking sight. ...
Climbing the 387 steps to the top of this masterpiece is well worth the effort for the spectacular view. Construction
of the first great Gothic cathedral began in 1163 and was largely completed by 1212. The rebuilding of the ...
Located at one of the busiest intersections in the city, this international Tourist Information Center serves as a one stop
facility for visitors. Here you can get tourist information on everything from travel planning, hotel reservations and car rentals ...