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

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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  • Really nice staff working in the gift shop. Beautiful church. Quite a sight to see for my kids (who are used to newer, less "fancy" churches).  more »
  • If you like churches, this one gives us a beautiful moment of recollection and it is really beautiful.
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  • Last November, I discovered this place thanks to the tourist centre. I wanted to introduce this place to a friend and I fell under the spell of this Basilica. The crypt, where some of the characters that have marked our history are based, is accessible in the summer.
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  • 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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