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Saint Patrick's Basilica, Montreal

(4.8/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Known for its historic link to Irish-Canadian culture, Saint Patrick's Basilica offers grand architecture and ornaments in an active place of worship. The building showcases gothic revival architecture on the outside. Once inside, view the 25 m (82 ft) columns all carved from the same white oak. The decorations feature a mixture of Irish shamrocks and French fleur de lys. The ten bells, also known as St. Patricks Chimes, are a popular draw, as one was originally cast in 1774 and used in Notre Dame. Saint Patrick's Basilica is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Montreal Edition.
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  • Located in the old city, opposite the old port, this basilica is a must-see. Without being an imposing church in dimensions, its beauty lies in its history and simple decor. Without a doubt, from the best of the old city. It has a Museum of payment. The visit to the Church is free.
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  • We visited before Sunday mass, attended service and were pleased with a very traditional but welcoming, warm service. Engaging clergy.  more »
  • My relatives were visiting from the UK and it was great showing them my city. The Basillica is a must visit and we were allowed to take photos. I recommend adding to your tour and include a walk aroun...  more »
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  • Where: Saint Patrick's Basilica What: A Roman Catholic church in downtown Montreal How was it: It a great place in a great setting. We enjoy going there to see the squirrels running around in the park. We also like going inside to walk around and sit for a few minutes. The downside inside is they've converted all candles to electric, it just doesn't have the same feel as real candles. But we understand the level of work comes with it. Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 5 Recommend: Yes, we enjoy visiting every now and again.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Although you have to pay to get in ($5), which to me seems a little bit expensive for what you get to see.
  • Amazing & beautiful church. Well worth the stop in. Take your time going over ever last inch. The detail is amazing.
  • Beautiful building with a charming interior full of Irish-inspired details. And nice music.
  • Very magnificent church with majestic architecture, great music, and a warm and wonderful atmosphere, especially around the holidays.