Basilique Notre-Dame



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Twenty-minute guided tours in English are offered throughout the day, beginning at 9am.

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Address:

110 rue Notre-Dame ouest
On Place d'Armes
H2Y 1T2 Montreal, Canada

Neighborhood:

Old Montreal

Contact:

tel: 514/842-2925
fax: +1 514 842 3370

Hours:

Basilica daily 8am-5pm; tours daily 9am-4pm; light shows Tues-Thurs 6:30pm, Fri 6:30 and 8:30pm, Sat 7 and 8:30pm

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

One Montreal's most famous landmark in Old Montreal, the breathtaking Basilique Notre-Dame was designed and built in 1829 by the protestant architect James O'Donnell. Legend has it that he was so taken with the beauty of this neo-Gothic Basilique that he converted to Catholicism. The interior is one of the most stunning works of any of the churches found in Quebec with exquisite details carved into rare wood. The altar has 32 panels depicting the life of Jesus and there are other statues and art work dedicated to the lives of other saints. The delicate rose-coloured stained glass windows, blue vauled ceiling and a massive church bell also add to the grandeur.




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