montreal
Country : Canada
Currency : Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language : French
Population
City: 1 584 400 (2001)
Metro: 1 812 723 (2001)
Time
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Montreal
closeMontreal, long Canada's largest city, is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.
Founded in the 17th century as Ville-Marie, Montreal soon developed into a large multilingual metropolis. But as tensions between French and English speaking inhabitants rose during the 20th century, businesses moved out and the city's growth came to a halt.
Thanks to its long history Montreal boasts a large number of attractions, ranging from the historic Notre-Dame Basilica to the modern Olympic Stadium.
Random Montreal Highlights
Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal
Montreal's magnificent neo-Gothic Basilica of Our Lady, one of the city's most famous attractions, was built in the nineteenth century. It has a stunning interior with plenty carved wood ornaments and stained glass windows.
Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal
The Place Jacques-Cartier is a historic square in Montreal's Old Port area. The many restaurants and street artists make this square popular with tourists, who often flock here in droves.
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Montréal's Museum of Fine Arts originated from an art association founded in 1860. Its collection is displayed in several pavilions, the oldest of which was built in 1912 in the Beaux-Arts style.
Tour de l'Horloge, Montreal
The Tour de l'Horloge was built in 1919-1922 in Montréal's old port to honor the Canadian sailors who died in World War I. Visitors can climb the steps to the top for a magnificent view over the harbor.

Random Montreal Tours & Activities
Ecomuseum Zoo: Discover Québec's Wildlife in Summer , Montreal
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$13.44
Fat eBike Ride on Mount Royal, Montreal
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$63.67
Montreal by Night Tour , Montreal
  • Average Rating:2.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$24.08
See Montreal, Montreal
  • Duration: 7 hours
From USD
$762.51



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