Notre-dame Basilica

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  • Address: 110 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 1T2, Canada
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 1-5148422925
  • Ticket Price: 5 CAD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Notre-dame Basilica - Review

The basilica shares an intimate legend with her architect. Irish-American James O’Donnel, who designed the building from the ground up, was so overcome by his own creation that he decided to convert to Catholicism on his deathbed, and was granted the privilege of being the sole person to be buried in it’s crypt. It’s Gothic Revival Architecture is said to be one of the most dramatic in the world. It’s panels of stained glass are contrary to traditional ones; they depic scenes of Montreal’s religious history rather than biblical scenes.

Any visit to Montreal cannot be complete without a visit to Notre Dame Basilica. An emblem of royal past, Notre Dame Basilica offers you a journey into the presence of gothic Revival architecture in Montreal. If you are thinking of visiting this attraction, try to book tickets for Notre Dame Basilicawith the help of some guided tours that can introduce you the place better. They offer you a hassle-free entry as well. Tickets for Notre Dame Basilicaare expensive; however, you can combine them with other attractions for a better deal. You can easily get the tickets for Notre Dame Basilicaat the counter or online.

If you are struck with this attraction and just wish to visit it, then, you can check out Notre Dame Basilica ticket prices with our tickets section. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Montreal Itinerary 5 Days.

Notre-dame Basilica Information

  • Go here during the prayer hours for a great experience.
  • Admission is free for the purposes of mass, confession, meditation and liturgy.
  • Visit in the evening for the light show.
  • Weedings, Funerals and other events may disrupt schedules and visiting hours vithout notice.

How To reach Notre-dame Basilica by Public Transport

  • Bus - Notre-Dame St
  • Metro - Station Place d’Armes

Restaurants Near Notre-dame Basilica

  • Glaces et Cupcakes
  • Restaurant Garde-Manger Inc, Starbucks
  • La Concession
  • Ming Tao Xuan
  • The Glaceurs Old Montreal
  • Philemon Bar
  • Verses
  • Restaurant Sinclair

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TripHobo Highlights for Notre-dame Basilica

  • Notre-dame Basilica Address: 110 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 1T2, Canada
  • Notre-dame Basilica Contact Number: 1-5148422925
  • Notre-dame Basilica Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Notre-dame Basilica Price: 5 CAD
  • Best time to visit Notre-dame Basilica(preferred time): 12:30 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Notre-dame Basilica: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Notre-dame Basilica

  • 95% of people who visit Montreal include Notre-dame Basilica in their plan

  • 68.88% of people start their Notre-dame Basilica visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Notre-dame Basilica

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

48.9% of people prefer walking in order to reach Notre-dame Basilica

People normally club together Old Montreal and Place Des Arts while planning their visit to Notre-dame Basilica.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Notre-dame Basilica, Montreal Reviews

  • Beautiful architecture on the outside. It's even more striking on the inside. They only take cash at the ticket counter so please make sure you have it on you. The ticket is good for an entire day so hold onto it in case you want to come back again. That's what I did. The guide was great. She was engaging in her stories. I came back later in the day to listen to the organ. That was also a great experience.

  • Incredible sight both inside and out. Its always packed with tourists but once you start looking at the ornate architecture they all seem to disappear. This is really incredible to see whether you are religious or not. This is my second time going and it is still mind blowing.

  • This amazing church was built in 1656 and was such a grand and impressive building. Located in Old Montreal, the architecture was so detailed and incredible. I paid 6 dollars (cash-only) to enter the church and was completely in awe at how beautiful it was. There were gorgeous stained glass windows along both sides of the sanctuary but the intricate details and colours on the wall behind the pulpit were just breathtaking, with gorgeous carvings and statues. I spent some time just admiring the beauty of the church and taking photos. I recommend arriving early in the morning in order to enjoy this place with fewer people. The lines can get quite long in the afternoons and on weekends. You can also join a free guided tour of the church at certain times throughout the day included in the cost of admission (in French and English), and they have a light show in the evenings (separate cost). There are also washrooms in the basement of the church. This church is definitely a must-see in Montreal.

  • A great piece of history in a very cozy part of the belle province. Lots to see and do so come early as there are tour groups. In the evening there is a show called "Aura". A bit pricey as it was $62 for 2 adults and 2 kids. Amazing light show nonetheless. Fabulous artwork throughout the basilica. Light a candle and say a prayer.

  • I visited the Basilica this past week after 15 years and it still looked magical! The Basilica is well maintained. The art work and detail put into creating this beautiful church is astounding. We spent around an 45mins to an hour here marvelling at it's beauty and spending time in prayer. There is an admission cash only fee of 6$/7$ for adults/over 18. There is also a light show in the evening time called Aura, however we didn't go for that. We wanted to see the Basilica as is. On my next visit, I would love to attend a mass there and hear their organ. One should definitely visit this beautiful Basilica regardless whether you are religious or not.

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