Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours), Montreal

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#9 of 28 in Historic Sites in Montreal
Standing tall across from a lush green park, Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours) is recognized as one of the 10 most beautiful heritage buildings in Canada. The two-storey building, which features a tall central dome, was established in 1847 and served as the main public market in Montreal for more than 100 years. Inside, find 15 stores that sell high quality, locally made goods, ranging from fashion and accessories to designer objects and furniture. The building has enjoyed quite a colorful history, having accommodated the Parliament of United Canada in 1849, and becoming a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984. Work out when and for how long to visit Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours) and other Montreal attractions using our handy Montreal trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    No reason to go unless you've never seen a flea market or stalls of vendors selling cheap merchandise. We walked about 200 feet and left.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The location of the building and your external appearance draws attention, but internally there's nothing very interesting! Only a few shops selling souvenirs or typical local stuff!
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  • August 12, 2017
    Where in the heart of Montreal and I am very unique building is a bunch of shops. The upper floors unfortunately were unavailable but the main floor I had probably 20 or so shops and it mostly of the ...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    This market is beautiful outside. Looks very historic and old. We went there thinking it would be a very real market, like many others we visited in Montreal, but we were wrong. Its extremely touristic and pricey. As a person who enjoys history, it truly takes away the charm of the place.
  • July 5, 2017
    Charming indoor market under a beautiful, silver domed building. Plenty of souvenir shops, some are a bit pricier for the quality and quantity they provide however the market assembles all these shops in one area, providing ease of access and efficient shopping. Definitely check it out if you're looking to purchase souvenirs in Montreal!
  • July 4, 2017
    A shopping center near notre dame Basilica. Convenient location and worthwhile to explore inside. It's a 2-story domed public market and surrounded by many interesting restaurants and shops as well.
  • July 3, 2017
    Beautiful building used for selling expensive clothing, jewelry and some art. I love walking around this area. And the baileys coffee with foam is ok nice.
  • April 25, 2017
    There are lots of little shops in a nice heritage building. Nice to visit. Try the iced cider samples it was the highlight. Otherwise touristy selection of goods.

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