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Top 23 Attractions in Montreal

Popular Montreal sights and tourist spots

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    Interior of the Notre-Dame Basilica.
    In Old Montreal, the Notre-Dame Basilica or Basilique Notre-Dame is a Catholic basilica and a beautiful religious-historical masterpiece. It is located at 110 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, on the corner of Rue Saint Sulpice. It is located near the Saint-Sulpice Seminary and across from the Place d'Armes. The neo-Gothic architecture of the church is among the most exemplary in the world. Its interior is spacious and colorful. Its ceiling is colored a somber blue dotted with golden stars, while the rest of the sanctuary has polychromes of blue, azure, red, purple, silver and gold ...

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  • The marché Jean-Talon is a vibrant and locally popular semi-outside market located in the central-northern part of Montreal. ...

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  • 4 Mount Royal

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    The Mont Royal in autumn.
    Mount Royal is a natural distinctive landmark of the city of Montreal that can be seen from many miles away when driving toward the city. Downtown Montreal is located at between the bottom of its east-southern side and the St. Laurence River. Mount Royal is just north of downtown Montreal but is actually at about the center of the city's island. Many neighborhoods surround it like the higher-income ones of Westmount and Outremont or more middle-class ones of the Plateau and Côte-des-Neige ...

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  • Founded and built by Fr. André in the 1920's, The St.Joseph Oratory is a very popular Catholic pilgrimage site devoted to St. Joseph. It is located on the north-western side of Mount Royal. It has a small church/chapel at it's lowest floor, a museum at an higher floor and an impressive contemporary church at it's top floor that is topped by a large, recognizable from miles away, dome ...

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  • An historical shipyard converted into a leisure and walking area. It also hosts an IMAX theatre and is located in a natural prolongation of the Place Jacques Cartier and surrounding old Montreal District. ...

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  • 8 Old Montreal

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    The district of Old Montreal (Vieux Montréal in French), in Montreal, Quebec, was once a walled district in what is today considered as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America. Located along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the district was established under the name of Ville-Marie in the 17th century, the city of Old Montreal is a district that prides itself for its rich historical and cultural heritage. During the 19th century, the district of Old Montreal was considered as a bourgeois center as the entire city of Montreal became the central hub of politics and commerce ...

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  • 9 La Ronde

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    La Ronde is an popular amusement park in Montreal that is operated by Six Flags. It is more precisely located on Notre-Dame Island (or Parc Jean-Drapeau) southeast of downtown Montreal. ...

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  • Places d'Armes is an historical military training spot that has been converted into a plaza. ...

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  • The Montreal Biodome is an indoor eco-habitat animal conservatory. It features, for example, a rainforest zone, boreal zone and arctic zone that each include related animals and species. ...

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  • The Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral impressively replicates Vatican's / Rome's St. Peter's Basilica. Although it has been built to a smaller scale that the original model, it is still one of the largest church in the country.

    It is located in downtown Montreal in the heart of the business district next to the Place Bonaventure, Place Ville-Marie, the Marriott & Queen Elizabeth Hotels and the Bell Center to name a few ...

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  • 18 Insectarium

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    The Insectarium hosts an impressive collection of insects from around the world that was collected by the famous entomologist Georges Brossard. ...

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  • Place Jacques-Cartier is an old Montreal town square (or plaza) that is surrounded by historical buildings, restaurants and terraces. Next to it is an "Allée des artistes" (artists alley) where painters and hand illustrators demonstrate their art and sell their creations. ...

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  • The Château Ramesay is an historical house that was transformed into a museum. Throughout the building, you can see historical re-creation of room objects and settings that replicates what an elite house life looked like a few centuries ago. ...

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  • The olympic park was originally built and dedicated for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. Th large land area also includes the Olympic stadium, the Biodome, the Arena Maurice Richard and Montral's Botanical Gardens. ...

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  • The Montreal Casino is located on the Ile-Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame Island), south of downtown Montreal, and by the Gilles-Villeneuves car racing track. It can be accessed through the Jacques Cartier Bridge or through the smaller La Concorde Bridge if arriving from the Old Montreal District. ...

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