Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec City

Religious Site · Historic Site
Admire Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, a National Historic Site and the seat of the oldest Catholic archdiocese north of Florida. Twice destroyed by fire, the Neoclassical building has stood in the same spot since 1647. Observe the simple exterior and step inside to see the ornate Baroque decor, including gold leaf, an array of paintings, and colonial-era relics. Take a guided tour of the basilica and the vast crypt, where numerous archbishops and cardinals were laid to rest. Before you head to Quebec City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Quebec City vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Quebec City has to offer, including Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.
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  • A wonderful 17th century basalica well preserved timeless marvel. French excellence. A must visit. The ceiling, The arches, stained glasses all amazing work you will appreciate.  more »
  • During our “10-Day Canada and New England” cruise aboard Caribbean Princess ship last October, our ship arrived at her final destination, Quebec City. From the Quebec’s Cruise Terminal, we took a...  more »
  • This is beautiful church is located in the heart of Old Quebec City and allows free visits outside of mass hours. It is definitely worth a stop to take a few pictures.  more »
  • What an spectacular piece of architecture! So many impressive baroque features and art pieces to take in. A person certainly feels small standing under this vast ceiling and in this holy space. Very busy, but quiet. Gift shop I didn't stay too long, but expect this would be an extremely interesting structure to take a tour of.
  • Beautiful cathedral! I also liked the room with information about Laval. Must visit if you're in Quebec City.
  • Gorgeous in person. We plan on going back during non-mass hours out of respect for the individuals participating in the services. Beautiful architecture; looking forward to seeing the inside in the next day or so.
  • Most beautiful place in Quebec. Visited this place before few days and that visit was unforgettable. Very large, uncrowded, quiet and relaxing atmosphere in allover church.
  • Stunning! A work of art. Majestic and an absolutely must see even if you are not religious or catholic. Worth the drive from Quebec City .

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