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Notre-Dame Basilica

Open Now: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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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

Built in the Gothic Revival style, the church is highly decorated. The vaults are colored deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is decorated in blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. It is filled with hundreds of intricate...More

Thank Joe M
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Always fond of old churches, their beauty, grace and history. Notre Dame is no different. However, what makes this special, its the exact replica of the one in Paris, albeit smaller. A must see.

Thank Riplip3
Reviewed yesterday

$6 to go in... English tours (20 minutes) and a very ornate altar. Lots of side chapels and a place to ge5 wa4m on a frigid day.

Thank Sandi R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building itself is gorgeous and lit at night in purple, but the inside is simply breathtaking. The detail, the architecture... wow Im not religious but this is worth seeing

Thank deewill47
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is gorgeous. I've been to the one in Paris and this 'mini' version is outstanding! Don't miss it if you are in Montreal.

Thank debby24tor
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely amazing, wasn't prepared for just how beautiful it was and was delighted when the organist started to play especially when he played the Star Wars tune, great

Thank moonshines
Reviewed 5 days ago

Who would think that a years old church could be transformed into a simply perfect light-show productions. Wonderful use of this amazing location. A must see if you are in the area !!

Thank nosemedic
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is magical, be day or night. It is an absolute must see. Especially this time a year with winter settling in and the snow falling. Comforting, soothing, a treasure as its great paintings come to life during the light show. Of course it...More

Thank Yasmine J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Left work early on Friday to drive 5 hours and make it in time for Aura - the light show is amazing and the paintings came to life. Loved the soundtrack and show. Only thing I would mention is that the first part of the...More

Thank Hammer28
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this old basilica during the day and returned to enjoy the beautiful light show at night. We were all in awe of the beautiful details in the building. The light show is a must see and we were amazed by the beautiful show....More

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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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29 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 $. It's only 6ca$
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28 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