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
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.
Place d'Armes, Montreal
The Place d'Armes is the main square in Old Montreal. It is surrounded by historic building, including the Notre-Dame Basilica. A monument in the center honors the founder of Montreal.
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.
Habitat '67, Montreal
Habitat '67 is a futuristic looking housing complex that was built as a pavilion for the world expo of 1967. Today it is a private residence, home to over 150 apartments.

Random Montreal Tours & Activities
Montreal Mural Tour, Montreal
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$40.53
Old Montreal Discovery Tour, Montreal
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$42.86



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