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Place d'Armes, Montreal

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Watched over by the proud statue of Montreal's founder, Paul de Chomedey, Place d'Armes buzzes with history and is the second oldest public space in the city. When first developed in 1693 the square regularly staged various military events, it then became a hay and wood market and later around 1836, developed into a plush Victorian garden. Located in Old Montreal, the square provides a perfect starting point for a walking tour of some of the city's historic sights, including the Notre-Dame Basilica, Canada's first bank-- The Bank of Montreal, and the oldest building in Montreal, the Saint Sulpice Seminary. Plan to visit Place d'Armes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Montreal attractions using our Montreal tour planner.
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  • The architecture and the layout of the buildings is very American to my taste, in the sense of "typical of American cities". A pity that the Basilica a paid entry.
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  • It is almost a must, but there are so many people that linger statement of the feat...
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  • This is the heart of Montreal. The square has a central fountain with notable figures and streets are lined with beautiful buildings including the Basicila Notre Dame. There are benches. 
  • Rooftop patio with some covered areas. You enter through a hallway that runs behind a bar on the ground level. This place has great views of Notre Dame and the square. We didn't eat here just had a few drinks. Service was good.
  • Cool view in a classy environment. It is quite expensive & service at the bar was difficult cause it was so packed. It looks like they take reservations, but generally unless there is a 'reserved' on a table it is first come first serve. I wasn't super impressed when I saw my bartender make my drink with a different liquor than was on the menu and not even tell me about it. I was surprised that in the middle of a very hot sunny day none of the covers were out at all. The reflection of the sun off of the bar was painful to the eyes and your skin after just a few minutes. If you show up on a sunny day be sure to bring some sunscreen and to not sit at the bar, the tables were far more comfortable!
  • Although the hotel is remarkable, the rooftop is not that great an experience. Maybe for one-time visitors given the impressive view on the city. But for locals, once you've been there, I'm not sure if it's worth returning.
  • Amazing food with a Nice view of Montréal by night
  • Loved the hotel, loves the terrasse and the view. Would return to this hotel!
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