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
info Montreal Skyline at night
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-de-Bon-Secours, Montreal
The chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours has a history going back to the mid 17th-century. It is home to a museum dedicated to Marguerite Bourgeoys, who initiated the construction of the original chapel.
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.
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.
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.

Random Montreal Tours & Activities
Montreal Indoor Skydiving Introductory Package, Montreal
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$59.30
Grévin Wax Museum Admission in Montreal , Montreal
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Flexible
From USD
$13.20



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