Notre Dame Basilica

The experience

Considered the most recognizable sight in Old Montreal, The Notre-Dame Basilica is one of those historical landmarks that are a "must stop" spot for anyone visiting the city.


Its unique architecture makes it impossible to miss The Notre-Dame Basilica once you arrive in historic Old Montreal. The basilica is located at 11 Notre-Dame Street West which is near the Place d'Armes square.


Very few places in the world are so beautifully decorated that it could leave a person speechless. The Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal is one of those places. Inspired by the Gothic Revival architectural style, the interior and exterior of the Notre-Dame Basilica are intricately decorated. The exterior features detailed wooden carvings and stone detailing. Inside the vaults are colored in a deep blue color and feature glittering golden stars. The other areas surrounding the interior of the sanctuary feature a rainbow of colors include silver, gold, red, purple, and blue. Stained glass windows that depict the religious history of Montreal are set all along the walls. There is so much to see and do that no two visits to the Notre-Dame Basilica are the same. Whether this is your first trip to Montreal or your 30th trip, a stop at the Notre-Dame Basilica is something you have to do. Even if you don't have the opportunity to walk inside, simply looking at the exterior of the building is a memorable experience.
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