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Saint Patrick's Basilica, Montreal

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 300+ 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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  • Next to a nice jazz restaurant that we ate at this Church was probably the highlight of our weekend stay in Montreal. We attended sunday morning mass at the Basilica and mass was celebrated in French....  read more »
  • Anyone with Irish heritage or an appreciation for fine craftsmanship will appreciate a visit to this beautiful basilica. Very ornate and very different to Notre-Dame, also in Montreal. The seats/pews ...  read more »
  • We visited during the week and were greeted by a young graduate student who was a guide for the church. She provided a free guided tour of the church and provided extensive background of how the churc...  read more »
  • 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.
  • St. Patrick's Basilica is one of the most beautiful churches in Montreal in addition to being first and foremost a wonderful place to celebrate Mass in English. Although the pews are not as full as they should be for a church of this size, pastor Fr. Coyle often delivers a powerful homily with an on-point message. The singing from regular Carol McCormick and the music from the organist also fills up the church with a good sound. After celebrating Mass, it is worthwhile to inspect the hundreds of murals of Saints along the walls. Each picture of a Saint has his or her name below and often an object in the picture that helps identify them. I haven't seen another church in North America that is quite like this one.
  • Beautiful!! Highly recommend it! (:
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