Notre-dame Basilica, Montreal

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • 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
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About Notre-dame Basilica, Montreal

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Notre-dame Basilica

  • 83.51% of people who visit Montreal include Notre-dame Basilica in their plan

  • 73.28% of people start their Notre-dame Basilica visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

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

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

58.04% 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

Notre-dame Basilica, Montreal Reviews

  • Beautiful, breath-taking Church located in old Montreal. Feels like you're in Europe. Old structured church with an additional modern room. Large space for religious gatherings but also offers daily tours with an admission fee (Recommended to check hours before visit). Once inside, you are able to explore at your own pace or join the tour group. A lot of history with plenty of large paintings and stain glass artwork. There is an upstairs area which is off limits and for staff only. Visitors are free to take photos inside, as long as there is no service.

  • Drop dead GORGEOUS basilica! The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is that it's very difficult to plan ahead for when you'll visit. I spent the afternoon in the courtyard across the street listening to street performers which was absolutely delightful. I admired the basilica from afar while watching about 5 weddings come and go in a few hours. It was beautiful to watch, but made it impossible to tour the inside. But once I finally made it in, it was worth it. They offer guided tours in many languages and I would suggest one to visitors - it's educational and enjoyable learning about the history of the basilica.

  • A must-see while in Montreal! Incredible design of the 19th century structure that has strong cultural and historical significance. $6 entry fee per person; do the free tour in either English or French as it’s very informative - you wouldn’t really get much out of the Basilica if you don’t do the tour. Private, silent, and beautiful prayer room in the back; don’t expect long lines unless maybe in peak summer. Water fountain and plenty of washrooms located downstairs.

  • This place is absolutely stunning. There is a small charge to go inside but it is absolutely worth it. The interior architecture is so intricate, there is a lot that I wanted to look at. Inside, there are free tours offered in a few different languages. It was so informative and interesting. I really enjoyed learning about the history of the building. There were a lot of tourists there but there is definitely enough space to find a quiet spot. This was the highlight of my trip to Montreal!

  • Whether you're religious or architecture lover, you cannot miss this touristic spot. We paid 5 Canadian dollars each to get into the main building and it's interior is breathtaking, with a few areas to explore. A highlight to the chapel at the back of the basilica. Its altar is something that I haven't seen before.

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