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The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Montreal

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The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Montreal


James O Donnell  

Location / address
110 Notre-Dame Street West
Quebec, Canada

Near subway station Place-d'Armes

  Bus : 55

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Borough Old Montreal
Arrondissement Ville-Marie
Centre de l'Île

7 floors(overground)

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CodeIMTL 118
Rated Historical building

The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Montreal

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History and facts about this building
Located in the center of the historical district of Montreal, actual Notre-Dame Church is the second one of the same name in the city; the first one was located just beside and was destroyed to make room for this one, a true act of power from Sulpicians of this time. The construction of this church was a response to the new Saint-Jacques Cathedral. This also explains the church size, which was able to contain all the faithful of Notre-Dame catholic parish, in order to avoid parish sub-division.

The church has been for a long time the tallest building in the city of Montreal before being outrange by the New York Life Insurance building located the other site of the street, east side of the Place d'Armes.

Interior was decorated by one of the most prolific province architects of the nineteenth century: Victor Bourgeau.

Notre-Dame Church is now Montreal’s most visited religious building and still receives largest religious events of the city.

This building has a neo-Gothic architectural style.

The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of church burned in 1978.


James O Donnell  
Constructor and other companies involved in construction:
John Redpath, Jacob Cox, Denis Serre, Gabriel Lamontagne
Modifications :
Finition intérieure: Victor Bourgeau, Réfection de la chapelle: Jodoin Lamarre Prat et Associés

Hours of masses and other religious events from this churches are not shown because they are subject to change.

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