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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. 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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  • area and building itself makes you think that you moved into magic old times, just turn around, and historic actions start right now. it´s pleasant to walk around and enjoy the view. inside atmosphere...  more »
  • If you have a penchant for politics or history, be sure to make a visit to Quebec's parliament. There are free guided tours throughout the week. You will have to take your passport to get past securit...  more »
  • Beautiful place, I was delighted, so close other sights and loved the sculpture in honor of women in politics.
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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.
  • Free tour of the building and guide was excellent. Make sure you reach there early in the day to get passes for the tour.
  • 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.
  • 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.