What’s this place all about?
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal is a crown jewel in Québec’s rich religious heritage. Built between 1824 and 1829 and in Old Montreal, the church features two soaring towers and stands as a dramatic example of the Gothic Revival style. Its grand interior is filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings and religious statues, as well as a Casavant Frères pipe organ that dates back to 1891.
Sounds breathtaking. What’s it like being there? How do you feel?
Notre-Dame Basilica commands nothing less than jaw-dropping awe.
So, beyond the basilica itself, was there anything else worth noting?
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Moment Factory’s astounding Aura, a ticketed 45-minute multimedia spectacle, combines lights, orchestral music, and the grandiose architecture into a unique three-act experience.
Got it. So, what’s your argument for planning a visit here?
To visit Notre Dame Basilica is to be transported back into time and experience the Montreal of yesteryear; you really can’t visit the city without at least taking a peek inside.
Lastly, any recommendations on how best to see it?
Take a 20-minute guided tour; they’re held regularly, in both French and English.