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Parliament Building, Quebec City

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Government Building
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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  • The tour of the Parliament building is well worth doing. They describe the building and explain the parliamentary system. You can take photos inside the building. You get to sit in the gallery of both...  more »
  • Is situated near to the old city, in a touristic area. Visit it if you have the chance. There is also a citadel not to far from this place.  more »
  • We took the tour of this beautiful building and learned the history from our super young guide. Very interesting to see the links with Scotland and Ireland and witness the wonderful design thought.The...  more »
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  • 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.
  • May not be great from outside but when you see the actual interiors and the halls where politicians sit that is like royal...complete royalty. Should see this.
  • Very imposing building, with lovely park and gardens beside it. I did wish I could photograph inside, but it is a working parliament building, so alas no.