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Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral, Quebec City

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Admire Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral, 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 Basilica-Cathedral and other attractions in Quebec City.
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  • There were renovations at the time when I visited but the Church was still open to visitors. In it I found a very peaceful place to reflect and marvel at its beauty. I have no better way to describe t...  more »
  • Lovely interior with the history on display. Interior under renovation currently but will be spectacular when completed.  more »
  • We attended mass on Sunday morning... yes, the mass is in French, but if you're Catholic you can probably follow along. The church provides an English translation of the readings. Just a few notes: 1....  more »
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  • The architecture is incredible, and the history of the place is so rich and interesting. You absolutely must visit if you're in Old Quebec.
  • Beauty of this church is beyond words. It is seamlessly rebuilt to maintain every inch. A must-go place if in Quebec.
  • A place that's hugely important in the history of North America as the birthplace of catholicism in the New World north of the Spanish colonies. You can see the tomb of Saint Francis of Laval, first bishop of New France, and the beautiful, modernist crypt re-built in the 1950s, as well as the Holy Door. The golden apse is breathtaking. They have sung Vespers of Sunday evenings (in French).
  • Very interesting and beautiful place, but very far from a thrill! It still is a must see in quebec city.
  • Walking in you get a sense of peace and awe. Reading the history plaques and posters help you understand what these men and women of God sacrificed for the early church and did because of their love and relationship with their God. Thank you for opening the doors of this magnificent building to the public