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Saint Patrick's Basilica, Montreal

(4.8/5 based on 320+ 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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  • This was only about a 10 minute walk from our hotel and it is so worth stopping inside and taking a look! It is absolutely beautiful, the details inside of the church are stunning! We got there a litt...  more »
  • Similar in a way to St Patrick's in Ny but in a smaller version. It is absolutely a lovely, church. Masses are in English. 
  • I was unaware of this stunning basilica and came upon it by accident. Mid-19th century. Stunning interior. 
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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.