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Notre Dame Basilica, Ottawa

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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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  • eine große Überraschung erwartet einen, wenn man die Basilica betritt. von aussen unscheinbar, aber innen - das ist der Hammer. siehe Bilder !!!! 
  • If you want to have a rely nice venue for your kids wedding, this is the place.My kid was married in May 2013 and Notre Dame Basilica is a great place, but you have to plan at least a good 18 months b...  more »
  • This is a very old (by Canadian standards) basilica that has been opulently renewed with faux marble painted columns and a ceiling that hints at its direct connection with heaven. Midnight blue, amply...  more »
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  • Where: Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica - Montreal, Quebec What: A Cathedral downtown Ottawa. How was it: It was great, we got tickets to see the choir for Christmas Eve. Obviously it was the best time to be there and enjoy the sounds, lights and beautiful structure ! You should definitely try to get some tickets for this place, totally worth it ! Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 4+ Recommend: Yeah, it's a nice place to visit in general.
  • I am not a catholic so was a bit new for me, but people were welcoming and the service was good. Lots of singing. Father did touch on US election and related it to faith. Was good to hear.
  • 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!
  • Great place to visit and also attend services. Been here for a few services and enjoyed the atmosphere of the occasion. Also had the privilege of having our son's baptism here. Will be returning for other services!
  • 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.