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Observatoire de la Capitale, Quebec City

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Observation Deck Tourist Spot
Situated on the 31st and top floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, Observatoire de la Capitale offers a 360 degrees view of Québec City from 221 m (692 ft) above street level. Climb the city's tallest building, towering over the center of Parliament Hill, and visit the famous observatory. Enjoy views over the whole city, the St Lawrence River, and the area around the capital. Join the more than 1 million visitors who have enjoyed the view from the observatory since its opening in 1998, before learning about the history of Québec and relaxing with a drink. Use our Quebec City vacation builder to arrange your visit to Observatoire de la Capitale and other attractions in Quebec City.
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  • Visit a bit expensive for a simple view, but what a view on Quebec. Nice to see old Quebec close, top, but also to see the Laurentians, the River, the island. Especially for me coming from Quebec City: I recognize plenty of places and it allows to appreciate distances!
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  • The visit to this place was very agile, was not full of tourists and was much more than expected. In addition to wonderful views of the city, there are screens interactive indicating you local attractions, pictures before and after that site in particular and the same story; you choose what information like to deploy. In addition is in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish. Walking through the place, you'll also find a little history and relevant data of Canada and Quebec, counted in a funny way through murals.
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  • The observatory offers a wide aerial view of the city but, unfortunately, it isn't that great to justify the admission fee. It is basically a place to take a couple selfies and leave. Québec City has ...  more »
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  • A great way to begin your visit to beautiful Quebec City. The skyline looking down towards the St. Lawrence river and the Old City is just spectacular!
  • Overall, the Quebec City skyline is just not that beautiful. Add to that this building's horrendous look, and you will find yourself having a very middling experience. The actual facilities and services of the building, however, are perfectly fine.
  • It is a perfect place to have bird eye view of old Quebec. Historical photos, interesting videos are so attractive.
  • Excellent views of the city from all sides. Very knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions
  • This is one of the tallest buildings in Quebec City and probably the best place to see the city from above, including historic Old City and the Saint Lawrence River. Highly recommended for cityscape fanatics like me!

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