Montreal Attractions

  • Underground City
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    Montreal's underground city, known as RÉSO, is a 32 kilometer / 20 mile long underground network connecting much of the city's downtown including several hotels and subway stations. Read more...
  • St. Joseph Oratory
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    The majestic basilica dedicated to Saint Joseph is the largest in Canada. It was built between 1924 and 1967. Brother André, the man behind the basilica, was granted beatification in 1982. Read more...
  • Biosphere
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    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. Read more...
  • Olympic Tower
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    The inclined tower of Montreal's Olympic Stadium features an observatory at a height of over 170 meters (558ft). The stadium was built for the Olympic Games of 1976. Read more...
  • Notre-Dame Basilica
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    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. Read more...
  • Mount Royal Park
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    The Parc du Mont-Royal or Mount Royal Park is a large urban park that is basically the green lung of Montréal. It is situated right near the city's downtown and the park has several lookouts that offer great views over the city. Read more...
  • Square Saint-Louis
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    This green square is surrounded by colorful ornate nineteenth-century rowhouses. The square's leafy park is home to a classic Victorian fountain. Read more...
  • Place Jacques-Cartier
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    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. Read more...
  • Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
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    This cathedral is built as a quarter-scale replica of the St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. That still makes it one of Quebec's largest churches. Inside is a replica of Bernini's famous baldachin. Read more...
  • Bonsecours Market
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    The Marché Bonsecours was built in the mid-19th century as a large public market hall. Initially it also housed Montréal's city hall. Today it is home to shops, restaurants and even a museum. Read more...
  • City Hall
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    The Hôtel de Ville is Montreal's city hall. It was built at the end of the 19th century in the then-popular Second Empire Style. It is known as the site from which president De Gaulle delivered his famous speach in favor of Quebec's independence. Read more...
  • George-Étienne Cartier Monument
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    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. Read more...
  • Place d'Armes
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    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. Read more...
  • Windsor Station
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    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. Read more...
  • Square Victoria
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    Square Victoria is a public square that was first created in the early 19th century. The main attraction is the authentic Parisian metro entrance in Art Nouveau style, created in around 1900 and installed here in 1967. Read more...
  • Habitat '67
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    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. Read more...
  • Botanical Garden
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    Montréal's botanical garden is one of the world's largest. It features many themed gardens, including a Japanese, Chinese, Alpine and Rose Garden. There are also several greenhouses that shield desert and tropical plants from the city's harsh winters. Read more...
  • Dorchester Square
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    Dorchester Square is a large green square in the heart of downtown Montreal. It is adorned with several monuments and surrounded by imposing edifices. Read more...
  • Mount Royal Cross
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    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. Read more...
  • Casino
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    Montréal's Casino is housed in a couple of buildings which originally served as the French and Quebec Pavilions for the Expo '67. The French Pavilion, with its long aluminum fins, is the most striking of the two. Read more...
  • Place Jean-Paul Riopelle
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    The draw of this small downtown square is the La Joute fountain, which in the evening gets animated with mist and a ring of fire. Bordering the square is the colorful glass facade of Montreal's convention center. Read more...
  • Château Ramezay
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    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. Read more...
  • Museum of Fine Arts
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    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. Read more...
  • Christ Church Cathedral
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    Christ Church Cathedral is an Anglican church in downtown Montreal. It was built in the nineteenth century in a neo-Gothic style and boasts beautiful stained glass windows. Read more...
  • Lachine Canal
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    The Lachine Canal links the Old Port of Montreal with the borough of Lachine and the St. Louis Lake. Built in 1825 it was made redundant in 1970 and is now popular for the bike path that runs along its length. Read more...
  • McCord Museum
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    The McCord Museum of Canadian History illustrates the history of Canada and Quebec in particular through exhibits focusing on Canada's indigenous people and the growth of Montreal into a metropolis. Read more...
  • Redpath Museum
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    The Redpath Museum is a natural history and ethnology museum with a diverse collection ranging from a dinosaur skeleton over minerals and shells to Egyptian mummies. Read more...
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
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    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. Read more...
  • Tour de l'Horloge
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    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. Read more...
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