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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  • Upon arriving in Parliament we went through security, showed our passports which were scanned into their system, received visitor badges, and waited for the next tour. Our guide explained that that th...  more »
  • Standing just outside the ramparts of Quebec City is the Quebec legislature. It is a stately buildings, decorated with statues of people contributed to the Quebec Parliament building front wall. The grafic design is fun also looking from the outside, but if you have time and energy was located. It is pretty tired because it departed from Louis town, ranging from here.
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  • We were told that we didn't have to make reservations ahead of time so we walked here from Lower Town on a very rainy day to take a tour. But the next English tour wasn't for 3 more hours, so we took ...  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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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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