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Bonsecours Market (Marche Bonsecours), Montreal

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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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  • Clearly intended to attract tourists, this attractive old building may well succeed in doing so. However, much of the merchandise on display is schlocky. That may be what some people want; we found it...  more »
  • This building looks really cool from the outside, but the inside is just a bunch of shops. I didn't really look around that much, but I did use the bathroom.  more »
  • Bonsecours Market brings together Canadian art creators of all kinds, in a place in the atypical architecture!
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  • Beautiful architecture, and the art exhibits are nice as well. The inside is clean also for a quick bathroom break or rest for air conditioning. The shops are over priced and made for the rich tourist. Though if you wanted some memorable/unique stuff come visit. I just think it's a beautiful spot on old Montreal.
  • If you have a chance go to the Braderie de la mode Quebecoise in October, best deals on really nice winter coats! Place is huge, helpful staff
  • not a fan of the place. it's mostly souvenir shops which are all the same. you visit one, you've seen them all. the only time i'm at marché bonsecours is for the special events like je t'aime en chocolat (which is not bad) and mostly la braderie de mode clearance sale (for the fashionista in you, this is what heaven looks like minus the golden gates!) is the place worth visiting? only if you stay outside and admired the architectural structure or you have a lot of time or you literally got lost
  • Feels more like an indoor mall than a market. Left a bit disappointed. Certainly some gems to be found, particular with local clothing with unique styles. Lots of trinkets and souvenir shops.
  • Where: Bonsecours Market - Montreal, Quebec What: An indoor market or sorts. How was it: It's not really what you expect inside. We visited some of the shops, but they offer similar merchandise to stores you find on Ste-Catherines downtown. Grade: Eli = 3, Serge = 3 Recommend: If you are passing by you can see what they have to offer.