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Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours), Montreal

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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2.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • Externally the building imposes, within the tourist shops, the best is still to take a step back to contemplate this building from the river.
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  • The square is in the works. The building, in him, charm but the shops sell very expensive items for fur and leather loving canisters. It sucks.
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  • The building, conveniently located in old Montreal, is worth especially to admire a beautiful piece of architecture in Montreal. The collections offered by traders will be at the discretion of each (e), and have not received more interest than this about us. A good point: the Café des arts, to take a slice of cake and a good tea ;)
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  • This lovely building hosts a market full of what I believed was artisan shops. Instead what were had was maple syrup galore, appropriation, Tilley and Hatley. All Canadian favourites for the non Canadian tourist. Great if you would like these things- we actually bought some pj's from beloved Hatley! However if you are familiar with these stores you really won't see anything new and it is best to admire the building from the outside of better still enjoy the multiple local art galleries and craft stores in the Old Town.
  • Love it. A genuine place to feel the old-port. The stores are friendly and well organized. Coffee places and restaurants are nice.
  • Nice variety of specialty shops, clean restrooms, cold water fountains, beautiful architecture. Construction going on outside and couldn't stand outside to appreciate the building, though. Really enjoyed the shop with gems, stones, and rocks. Was able to purchase a rock mined from Quebec.
  • Nice set of boutiques that you can't find anywhere else. Great stop for tourists looking for some unique souvenirs.
  • It's an interesting spot to do some window shopping, but not much else. Worth taking a look if you're in the area.
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