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Notre-Dame de Québec, Quebec City
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Admire Notre-Dame de Québec, 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. By using our Quebec City trip generator, you can arrange your visit to Notre-Dame de Québec and other attractions in Quebec City.
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  • When you stroll in old Quebec, it must really stop and visit the Basilica. The Interior is beautiful, and give a moment of calm and serenity.
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  • Very stunning and beautiful architecture inside. The decorations are very inspiring and it is somewhat cozy inside as it isn't a huge cathedral compared to others. I have much respect for this place. ...  more »
  • A breathtaking Cathedral with a lot to see and be spiritually satisfied. There is a lot going on in here, gorgeous Altar, incredible details. If you were Catholic you would have been able to go to Con...  more »
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  • Can't believe it's been three years since our trip to Canada, one of great location with delightful memories, just find this photo wanted to share with people who plan to visit Montreal. Outstanding Architecture just like rest of downtown.
  • Very beautiful location even if you aren't religious. You can go and get coins and light candles. There are lots of rooms with information about the church and huge gold figures. The stain glass is breath taking and it is a by donation exploration.
  • Although unpretentious from the outside, and a little mixed up architecturally, walking through the front doors into the church is a lifetime experience. Breathtakingly beautiful space with opulent gold adornments. Not to be missed. Also for the faithful the only Holy Door in North America is located here and will be open the entire year of 2016, which only happens once every 20 years.
  • Gorgeous! Provided a fantastic spiritual experience and a chance-in-a-life-time to pass through the Holy Door.
  • The church itself is absolutely breathtaking. We saw it with extra decorations for Christmas and everything was amazing. Unfortunately for us, we got in at the tail end of the day, 15h55, and the volunteer monitoring the church didn't seem too thrilled. I'd rate the experience lower because the volunteer was very miserable and was trying to get everyone out as quickly as possible at the exact closing time with little interest- but I won't let one person ruin an otherwise great experience in a wonderful church.