Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral, Quebec City

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. 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 Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The Notre-Dame de Québec is a very cathedral and a fantastic spiritual site in the upper old town of Québec. The cathedral has many magnificent altars and - of course - the tomb of Saint Francois de L...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The Basilique is the center of Vieux Quebec. While in some ways it is just another church, it has its own particular charm. Worth a visit.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Very impressive basilica, not the massive church you would find in Europe but worth doing none the less. Located near the Frontenac is easy to find and explore  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    It is magnificent. A must visit cathedral in Old Quebec. It is unfortunate that there is a renovation. But it is still a spiritual place to visit.
  • June 25, 2017
    The lady in the gift shop was so patient with us as we shopped for bracelets. That's why the five stars. Otherwise the church was nice but under construction
  • June 25, 2017
    Awesome place. Quebec City has what the French call "un je need said quoi pas....!"
  • May 22, 2017
    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.
  • February 6, 2017
    Beauty of this church is beyond words. It is seamlessly rebuilt to maintain every inch. A must-go place if in Quebec.

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Most accommodations cluster on the west side of the St. Lawrence River, with the city's split-level old town offering the widest range of options and best access to top attractions. Stay in the upper town to be close to the castle and enjoy views over the river. What the lower town lacks in panoramas, it makes up for in historic charm and access to riverside cafes and restaurants. If you want a less-touristy experience, consider the up-and-coming neighborhood of St. Roch, whose cafes, bars, restaurants, and artistic spaces make it an alternative traveler's paradise.
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