Top Historical Places in Quebec

Are you looking to explore the history of Quebec through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Quebec including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Quebec. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Quebec ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Quebec, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Quebec for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Quebec with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. La Citadelle

    4.6 (2074 Votes)
    La Citadelle

    Battlefield, Walking Area, Historical Site, Performance

    North America’s largest fort, the Citadelle was built under the leadership of the duke of Wellington in anticipation of an attack from the Americans after the war of 1812; by the time the construction was completed the attacks had stopped for quite some time. Since then, the fort has been served as a base for military and is still occupied by troops, even today. The exterior of the fort, ...Read more
  2. Musee De La Civilisation

    4.2 (1440 Votes)
    Musee De La Civilisation

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

    Before you read any further, you should know that the Museum of Civilization promises to wow your socks off, so set aside a considerable part of your day to be wowed. For starters, the exterior is a fine blend of old buildings with modern designs. Gracing the cityscape since 1988, the  Musee de la Civilization has two stunning permanent exhibitions that should not be missed at any cost. Th...Read more
  3. Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-dame-de-quebec

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    No one had the remotest idea that what started as a small church in 1647 would be a one of the popular tourist attractions in the future. If the remains of the church could talk, they would have told a heck of a story- from battle damages to fires, there’s no telling what the church hasn’t experienced. The Notre-Dame Basilica you see today, in all of its grandeur, is a result of the...Read more
  4. Place Royale

    Educational Site, Historical Site, Palace

    The Place Royal is quite a small plaza when compared to the rest of the plazas you’ll see in the city; the Place Royale has something the other plazas don’t. An important part of Canadian history, the Place Royale is believed to be the birth place of French Canada. For more information on the pertinence of the place, visit the interpretive centre for a more comprehensive grasp on th...Read more
  5. Musee National Des Beaux Arts Or Du Quebec

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum, Educational Site

    One of the city’s best art museums, the Musee National des Beaux Arts is a magnificent building, incorporates a former prison. For all those of you interested in some Inuit art, the Musee National des Beaux Arts has a stunning collection of arts, assembled over the years. With over 2600 pieces of art in the museum’s possession, around 280 of them are on display. Visit the Gér...Read more
  6. Observatoire De La Capitale

    4.4 (907 Votes)
    Observatoire De La Capitale

    View Point, Observation Deck, Heritage Building

    The phrase, “A view worth dying for” will be put to shame once you see the vistas the 31st floor of the Observatoire  de la Capitale. Standing tall at 221 meters, the views of the Old Town, St. Lawrence River and the Laurentine Mountains can be seen from an impressive way above the ground. Atop the observation tower is a 3d imagery of the city to help you with your bearings.
  7. Fortifications Of Quebec National Historic Site

    Outdoors, Battlefield, Walking Area, Historical Site

    This 4.6 kilometers circuit is a set of ramparts built by the French to prevent an invasion by the British and the Americans, the Fortifications make for a good walk. During the summer, this historic site is the starting point for walking tours. You can walk along the border for free, but if you want a guided tour, you might have to pay for it.