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Notre Dame Basilica, Ottawa

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 750 reviews on the web
Step into the intricately designed Notre Dame Basilica, the oldest and largest church in Canada's capital city. At first glance the exterior may seem somewhat ordinary, with the exception of the reflective tin steeples visible from around the city. However, as you enter the church you're met with striking royal gold and blue features, such as the grand vaulted roof, a high altar, stained-glass windows, and a pipe organ boasting more than 1,000 pipes. Plan your Notre Dame Basilica visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ottawa using our Ottawa trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is like an ordinary Church but internally really gorgeous. Colors, brito, or architecture make it the grandest Temple of the city. You must spend some time.
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  • Gorgeous. BUT, it costs $5 Canadian to enter. Disgraceful. This is a church. Should be open to all. Didn't have to pay to see Notre Dame in Paris! 
  • This church is close to the Parliament Building and worth a visit. The ceiling is stunning and the alter very ornate. A beautiful building even if you are not religious. 
  • Though not a religious person, I always enjoy visiting churches wherever I go, especially in Europe. I'll admit being very impressed with this very well maintained and cared for cathedral. It is simply astounding! The details are wonderful and the stained glass magical! A must see!
  • Worth a visit, even for non-believers. The European-style architecture is just stunning. Great location as well - across the street is the National Gallery of Canada and other visitor attractions. Free entrance.
  • One of the place where you have to balance your spiritual desire and your desire to seek a better understanding of design. Folks, you really need time to look at this mind boggling designs.
  • It's OK, but since I have seen the church in Oaxaca Mexico and the Basilica in Zaragoza spain, then this looks like a very regular one...
  • The cathedral is absolutely beautiful and it's a must see for anyone traveling through Ottawa even if your not religious. The staff is extremely friendly and very inviting. Check it out!
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