Member Rating 5 out of 5 by RLB2 on November 10, 2011

This is Montreal's oldest Catholic cathedral, built in 1656 and found in Old Montreal. It's a pretty average looking church from the outside and you do have to pay an admission to go inside. However, I don't mind paying to contribute to the upkeep of such a historic building. The admission fee is also worth paying to view the stunning interior of this church. The stained glass windows are beautiful during the day, the altar is exquisite and the ambience is serene. This is a perfect place to sit and reflect and meditate or just soak up all the fine art.

The time to visit though is in the evening when they have an illuminations, which really brings the church to life. The light show is narrated and gives plenty of history about the building and it's importance to early Montreal. When the history lesson is over the lights whirl into action and highlights the internal architecture in a wonderful way.

Overall a very beautiful building that has a wonderful light show that's well worth visiting!
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
110 Notre-dame Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1T1
(514) 842-2925

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