Parliament Building, Quebec City

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Pay a visit to Parliament Building, a grandiose eight-floor structure that houses the Parliament of Quebec. Built in the late 19th century and designed by architect Eugene-Etienne Tache, the imposing structure stands at 52 m (171 feet) tall overlooking the St. Lawrence River on top of Parliament Hill. View the Second Empire-style facade, an eclectic mix of early European styles, adorned with 22 statues of notable people from the province's history. Take a tour of the interior to learn more about the history and architecture of the building, and to see the National Assembly and Council chambers. To visit Parliament Building and get the most from your holiday in Quebec City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Quebec City online route planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    We passed the Parliament Building, just outside St. Louis Gate, many times during our stay in Quebec City because of its close proximity to our hotel. The 171-foot-tall massive structure went up betwe...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We enjoyed the tour, The building has lovely stained glass windows,wood carved stairs and ceilings. We learned about the Canadian form of government also. There are metal detectors to go through, and ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Unfortunately I was in a visit and couldn't make the tour inside the building, it must be wonderful. but just walking through the gardens already worth
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  • July 6, 2017
    This is the great place to visit in Quebec City. It is not only full of history of Quebec but also the birth of Canada as the Province of Lower Canada. There are French and English tour and it is free. Highly recommended.
  • June 21, 2017
    Looks great from the outside sadly, it was closed when I visited. Tour the gardens and in a good day, it's worth the visit
  • June 6, 2016
    Tour was free, guide was excellent. Just make sure you have some form of government issue ID with photo. Security was not overly keen to let us in. I was OK but my wife didn't have any photo ID with her. Ended up completing a couple of forms and we were good to go.
  • June 3, 2016
    Impressive building just outside the old town walls. It is an active parliament, so obviously it can be very busy. There is also a good bit of construction going on now around the building as they are building underground access. Free tours daily, supposedly. When we visited we were told there were only 2 tours available in English and to return at 4. When we arrived well before 4 we were told the tour was full even though we were the only ones there?? The woman working the security desk did not speak English well and there was a definite sense we were not welcome.
  • September 18, 2016
    Free tour of the building and guide was excellent. Make sure you reach there early in the day to get passes for the tour.

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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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