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Even if you’re not a fan of churches and religious places, the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal is one of those places that need to be on top of your sightseeing list. Its gothic architecture and the incredible colours of the interior are something stunning. With a golden leaf motif, columns and majestic vaults sustained by giant wooden sculptures, you will see something really unique.

The Notre-Dame Basilica was designed by New-York architect James O’Donnell and was built in 1824. It’s the mother-church of Montreal and can contain up to 10,000 people.

Place d’Armes

Notre-Dame basilica is in the Ville-Marie district, in the heart of Old Montreal. It’s located at Place d’Armes, opposite the monument dedicated to Montreal’s founder Paul de Chomedy.

Inside the basilica

The entrance to the basilica is 6.50 CA$ with or without a tourist guide. You can also book for the light show “Aura” (see information here).

If after your visit you build an appetite, look out for Italian restaurant Bistro Silla. Good food, quick service, and real Italian flavours!

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