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  • Good music within the church!
    Good music within the church!
    by Laura_Mexico
  • Cathedral Marie Queen of the World
    Cathedral Marie Queen of the World
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    Cathedral Marie-Reine-du-Monde

    by Dabs Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    Cathedral Marie Queen of the World
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    I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this cathedral, especially if you've already visited the magnificent Basilique Notre-Dame but if you happen to be in the area, it's worth a stop. The Cathedral Marie-Reine-du-Monde (Mary Queen of the World) is modeled after St. Peter's in Rome, scaled down to about a 1/4 of it's size, no immense square like you'll find in Rome either, the entrance just off the street. It was built amidst controversy, the location in the heart of the Protestant British section of town.

    What you will want to see inside is the reproduction of Bernini's baldachin (canopy) over the main altar.

    Located in downtown Montreal, blvd. Rene-Levesque at rue Mansfield, admission is free. Metro:Bonaventure or Peel

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    Catch the sunset in Cote de Neige

    by mi5chelle Written May 30, 2004

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    In the ethnically diverse neighboorhood of Cote De Neige, there is a beautiful basilica perched high on hill, overlooking the area. In any season its a wonderful place to take a walk, relax and catch the sunset.

    Metro stop is: Cote de Neige.

    Walking anywhere in the town you can nearly always see the Basilica

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    Catch the sunset in Cote de Neige

    by mi5chelle Written May 30, 2004

    In the ethnically diverse neighboorhood of Cote De Neige, there is a beautiful basilica perched high on hill, overlooking the area. In any season its a wonderful place to take a walk, relax and catch the sunset.

    Metro stop is: Cote de Neige.

    Walking anywhere in the town you can nearly always see the Basilica

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    Catch the sunset in Cote de Neige

    by mi5chelle Written May 30, 2004

    In the ethnically diverse neighboorhood of Cote De Neige, there is a beautiful basilica perched high on hill, overlooking the area. In any season its a wonderful place to take a walk, relax and catch the sunset.

    Metro stop is: Cote de Neige.

    Walking anywhere in the town you can nearly always see the Basilica

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    For fans of architecture

    by ChuckG Written Apr 10, 2003

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    Christ Chuch Cathedral

    Montreal is more than 350 years old. Walking through its street, you will discover all sorts of influence from French to English to European. In this picture, a shopping mall was "dugged" under a cathedral which remained in place during the whole construction. You can see pictures of the construction in the underground mall. A skyscraper was built behind the cathedral and has the same shape. The picture shows the perspective of the 2 buildings

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    L'Oratoire St-Joseph

    by annieruel Updated Jan 14, 2003

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    Oratoire St-Joseph

    This church is the place of pilgrimage of Québec. Many people are going there it's very popular. Some people kneel down and go up with this way till the top of the stairs.
    Cette église est la place de pèlerinage du Québec. Plusieurs personnes s'y rendent et c'est très populaire. Quelques personnes s'agenouille et monte de cette façon jusqu'à l'entrer de l'oratoire.

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  • Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours

    by zChris Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    La Chapelle

    While the chapel itself is well visited, the less visited tower at the Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours is not to be missed when visiting Vieux-Montreal. The view from the top takes in the rooftops and belltowers of the old city as well as the skyscrapers and modern museums which grace downtown and the port. Inside the chapel itself is a quiet an serene atmosphere totally different from the hectic crowded tourist jam experienced at the Notre Dame Basilica. Unfortunately, the great view from the tower can only be experienced with admission to the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, which seemed like an interesting commentary on Montreal's early history but one which I was not really interested in expoloring as I dashed through to get to the tower.

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  • Cathedrale Marie Reine du Monde

    by zChris Written Aug 24, 2002

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    La Cathedrale

    The Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde is, unknowingly to many visitors to Montreal, actually the centre of Montreal Catholicism, rather than the Basilique Notre Dame in Vieux Montreal where all the tourists flock. The Cathedral, whose name means 'Mary, Queen of the World' is located on bustling Boulevard Rene-Levesque downtown, and its location among rather bland highrise buildings makes its ornate architecture, based on St. Peter's in Rome, even more spectacular. The interior is no less spectacular, with golden statues and inscriptions everywhere. The best part? It's filled with far fewer tourists than the mobbed Basilique.

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