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Parliament Building, Quebec City

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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. Put Parliament Building into our Quebec City vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Quebec City.
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  • This building stands proudly just outside the city walls. Currently in restoration, it is difficult to access. Will be opened within the next 2-3 years. The fountain located in front is a beauty. Gift of Mr. Simmons (of the eponymous shops), it comes from Toulon and stands majestically at the round point before Parliament.
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  • If you only have a few minutes, I highly recommend passing by this beautiful building. Built during 1877- 86 and designed by architect Eugène-Étienne Taché. It's a tribute to France with it's 2nd empi...  read more »
  • Parliament is open to visitation and the guided tour is free. the old building guard a lot of history of the province of quebec.
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  • We came from US to visit, went 9AM to visit and the lady from inside the building, just before the security check, told us that there are guided tours only at 11AM and 4PM and the tours are free, we told her we will go back at 4PM. When we went back, a different person that replaced the lady from early morning, asked us if we have tickets because the tour is booked. We were very upset because first, the first lady didn't told or give us tickets and secondly, the person from 4PM didn't do anything to accommodate us even after we explained the situation. Very unprofessional and rude. We left without visiting it and I will never go back.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Building with impressive architecture and open green spaces. A definite must-see when visiting Quebec City.
  • The guided tour is free and the guide had a great sense of humor
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