Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal

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  • This place is not the greatest attraction for the Italian tourist, and actually even for architecture buffs. You can visit in less than half an hour if you're not particularly curious, and if you enter on Thursday after five and a half hours of afternoon you have free admission: I mean better capture the moment whether you have little time and you are interested, whether it has time but not pa particular interest in the place. The biggest mistake is to consider this place a Museum: it is true that there are photos, models and projections to see but actually the Center is more a library and a documentation centre for researchers: for the poor mortals that they expect to visit something the intent informative is minimal, the involvement is largely absent and requires some preparation relating to appreciate the intersections between architecture and contemporary art. The exhibition space is not particularly abundant objects. What satisfies a second common expectations for poor visitors is a real tardottocentesca residence, Shaughnessy House incorporated inside the building: this magnificent wooden ceilings and a beautiful bow window, fireplaces and boiseries various produce a effect of serendipity that does not leave a dry mouth. Better go there without children and without this visit togla time to the most important objectives for the tourist to Montreal.
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  • I was not really all that happy with this museum . it seems to be more of a research library than an actual museum there wasn't a whole lot of displays and for $10 which it cost to get in I did not fe...  more »
  • I found the Canadian Centre for Architecture a good place. I am not an architect but has some interest in the subject. I had only one day in Montreal and I started it from there. The exhibits, library...  more »
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  • So quiet and really organized. The book store is something you must visit!
  • Great facility, very functional and organized. Great collection of architecture drawings. You should definitely visit the garden room!
  • Free for the museum day. Has a nice backyard.
  • Nothing of interest here. Waste of time. And I love architecture. This place is empty! Basicslly Just a bookshop
  • Interesting but no permanent exhibits and poor signage. Friendly staff

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