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Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec

16 rue Buade, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4A1, Canada
+1 418-692-2533
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This famous 17th-century cathedral has been restored several times but still provides visitors with an ambiance of centuries past.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (183 reviews)
“gold leaf” (23 reviews)
“stained glass” (38 reviews)
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16 rue Buade, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4A1, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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"beautiful church"
in 183 reviews
"gold leaf"
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"stained glass"
in 38 reviews
"attend mass"
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"old church"
in 35 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 15 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 48 reviews
"walking tour"
in 16 reviews
"holy"
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"altar"
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"bishop"
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"prayer"
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"donation"
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"priest"
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"mercy"
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"worship"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most Impressive cathedral in Quebec City. The size and scope of work and magnificence of the art, stained glass, gold leaf decorations is quite beautiful. This basilica was built 354 years ago and under gone a few iterations since it was first constructed. It was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to Paris and this cathedral is literally a glimpse of Paris! Classic breathtaking design and finishing. The gold is majestic and just inspires awe and wonder. We stopped in briefly for Sunday mass.

Thank 11Aurora11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here during walking tour of City. The outside is unassuming but once you walk in, the splendor of the cathedral is on full display. Definitely a must see if you are in Quebec. Would have loved to go to mass here but didn't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful stained glass windows. Also the resting place of a lesser known Saint, which is pretty cool. Smack dab in the middle of the city, is a place of solace and beauty. Very easy to pray here.

Thank Terrence S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ducked in here to warm up on a cold day, and the cathedral was quick impressive. Definitely worth the viewing.

Thank Tyler L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One cannot help but be awed by the interiors and elegance of this place that your tendency is bend down on your knees and pray. Our tour guide was right, it is almost compulsory to see the inside of this church apart from admiring it...More

Thank levyrox
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral has a very interesting history. It was originally built by the French in the mid 1600's and then expanded, destroyed by fire and then rebuilt in the 1920's, following the original design. The exterior gives no hint as to the beauty of the...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks cute from the outside, but was being renovated so we couldn’t go in. Our guide also told us they don’t open it when it’s winter because they can’t afford the heating bill.

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from old city in Quebec, this is a must see for all. The architecture is enough to please most visitors. Saint Francois de Laval’s canonization in 2014 and history is a destination for Roman Catholics. This Cathedral is site for the only Holy...More

Thank trio556
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral inside. Would not expect it from the exterior. No tours or fee to enter. Back room has a bit of history, but it is all in French. Pity. Spent about 20-30 mins here.

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Wayne R
April 17, 2018|
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Response from vols94 | Reviewed this property |
yes you dont need a tour but there are local companies you can book in the hotels that do city tours.
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Neha M
November 18, 2017|
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Response from bkolstoe24 | Reviewed this property |
Good luck. I am guessing it will be very busy and very crowded. We were there in the “off” season and it was packed with people. Just too beautiful. Lower your photographic expectations and just try to soak it in. Do the... More
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February 20, 2017|
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Response from yasminBoston | Reviewed this property |
better in winter to Uber
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