Observatoire de la Capitale, Quebec City

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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 tour planner to arrange your visit to Observatoire de la Capitale and other attractions in Quebec City.
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  • The building isn't very high but you will get a lovely panoramic view from the top still. You can overlook the city through the windows. As you walk trough, you can see pictures and read up on the his...  more »
  • We were fortunate to visit the Observatoire on a clear sunny morning just after a tour group had exited. Apart from the stunning views, a very useful feature is the presence of monitors with points of...  more »
  • This building is right behind the Parliament building in Quebec. It is on the 31st floor of the tallest sky scraper in the city. The top floor has enormous picture windows that look out into the city....  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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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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