See the jewel of Canada's religious heritage at Notre-Dame Basilica, one of the world's most dramatic examples of Gothic Revival architecture. The majestic church boasts hundreds of intricately carved wooden statues in a grand interior that holds up to 4,000 worshippers--all under a blue ceiling speckled with gold stars. Instead of depicting religious scenes, the stained glass windows narrate the history of Montreal and offer a glimpse into the city's development over the centuries. The church regularly hosts musical events, with the main concert taking place at Christmas, when thousands attend the performance of Handel's "Messiah." Using our international travel planner, Montreal attractions like Notre-Dame Basilica can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Notre-Dame Basilica
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Notre-Dame Basilica Reviews
The exterior does not do justice to the interior. The admission price is well worth the experience. One of the most unique basilicas I have I ever experienced. more »
Second visit and still not enough time to soak it all in. There are so many details, beauty, architecture, is is overwhelmingly beautiful.Found out there is a light show and organ recital that is done... more »
What an exquisite building. Easily one of the most detailed and stunning decoration on the inside. It costs $8 for adults and cheaper for children. Recommend listening to the tour guide go through the history. They have English and French little tours which was great for me. You can just feel the history when you walk in. Will be checking this place out again some time soon!
Beautiful place. Take your time to experience it all. Gotta take it all in. Must visit if you go to Montreal. Wonderful experience. You can take photos too but its quit dark in there. So if you have good camera it would work great. Have fun!
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