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Saint Patrick's Basilica, Montreal
(4.7/5 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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  • The neo-Gothic style that characterizes much external as internal opening of the rich is the distinguishing this beautiful basilica, which "defends" well its peculiarities although sandwiched between high buildings. The Interior is especially interesting for the Gothic architecture and the use of wood; I don't know if this building was actually built as a counterpart of the francesizzante Notre Dame to attest the Irish culture in this part of Canada; What matters is his being counted among one of the most successful buildings in the main city of Quebec.
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  • This Basilica is located on a high point, surrounde by modern buildings. It Looks a bit simple from the outside, but it is sure worth it to climb up the steps and take a look inside. Especially the st...  more »
  • Wood is the main feature. Within the various shades of Brown make the cold environment of churches in a warm and welcoming place. All benches are carved and are a nice glance when you enter. Recommended even for non fans of architecture. Admission is free.
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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.