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Parliament Building, Quebec City

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Government Building Tourist Spot
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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  • Parliament of the province of Quebec in the new town. Around yourself free of charge while also joined this group tour of 45 minutes in the tour can participate free of charge. Had a tour of English and France. About 20 people or so is one fine explains. Photo shoot was ok in any room. Decoration in France culture to feel beautiful. Passports are required to participate in the tour.
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  • We decided to visit paliament during our red bus city tour. Although our trip was well planned, this was not something we had given thought to. As one of the oldest parliament buildings in North Ameri...  more »
  • We didn't go in but really enjoyed browsing in the vegetable and flower gardens as well as seeing the various statues but the most impressive part was the new fountain in the plaza, stunning.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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