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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
Château Ramezay, Montreal
Château Ramezay was built in 1705 for the governor of Montreal, Claude de Ramezay. Today the building is home to a museum that focuses on the history of Montreal in the eighteenth century.
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.
Mount Royal Cross, Montreal
The Mount Royal Cross is a large cross that is visible from all over the city. The cross was erected in 1924 at the site of a wooden cross that was planted here in 1643 by the founder of Montreal.
Biosphere, Montreal
This huge geodesic dome was built as the US pavilion for the Expo of 1967 that was held in Montréal. It was one of the expo's most spectacular attrations. Today it is in use as an environmental museum.

Random Montreal Tours & Activities
Ecomuseum Zoo: Discover Québec's Wildlife in Summer , Montreal
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Old Montreal Ghost Walking Tour, Montreal
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
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Observation Deck Au Sommet Place Ville Marie Admission, Montreal
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
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