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
George-Étienne Cartier Monument, Montreal
George-Étienne Cartier, one of Canada's founding fathers, is honored with this large monument. It is the most imposing in Montreal and is adorned with 18 bronze sculptures.
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.
Windsor Station, Montreal
Montreal's massive Windsor Station is no longer in use as a railway station, but the nineteenth-century heritage building is still one of the city's architectural icons.
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
Christmas Walking Tour in Old Montreal, Montreal
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$15.37
MARISA PORTOLESE In the Studio with Notman, Montreal
  • Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
From USD
$14.60



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