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Saint Patrick's Basilica, Montreal

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#8 of 28 in Historic Sites in Montreal
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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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  • We stayed just down the street and it was a very short walk. Tough to beat the entry price, place needs a few bucks spent to keep it in tip top shape.  more »
  • It is absolutely stunning. The stain glass? Stairway pulpit and all the paintings and intricate work. This is s must see!!  more »
  • We have been to Notre Dame Basilica but had never been inside St. Patrick's Basilica. We stopped during a mass and snuck into the back pew and were in awe of the beauty of this unassuming church. The ...  more »
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  • A little smaller but a lot quieter here. We were the only ones there while we inside. Very beautiful inside. Lots of paintings.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful church, the organ was playing as I visited and I didn't want to leave
  • Amazing & beautiful church. Well worth the stop in. Take your time going over ever last inch. The detail is amazing.