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  • 1 Vieux-Montréal Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H2Y 1P6

    Bounded by the Old Port, Rue Saint-Jacques, Rue Berri and Rue McGill, Montreal's historic heart was originally enclosed within imposing stone walls built in the early 1700s. After falling into decline, interest in Old Montreal was revived in the 1960..

  • 2 Notre Dame Basilica (Montreal) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    110 r. Notre-Dame-Ouest CDN - Montréal H2Y 1T2

    This twin-towered church rises on the south side of the Place d'Armes. Completed in 1829 under the supervision of James O'Donnell, the Gothic Revival basilica is especially renowned for its magnificent interior. The opulent decor, designed by Victor ..

  • 3 Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    350 pl. Royale CDN - Montréal H2Y 3Y5

    This museum complex, which brings alive the fascinating history of the Pointe-à-Callière district, features three edifices linked by a crypt, which tell the story of 1000 years of human presence. The contemporary Éperon Building, home to a tower whic..

  • 4 Sun Life Building Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1155 r. Metcalfe CDN - Montréal H3B 2V6

    This magnificent Fine Art edifice (1913), built out of steel, sheathed in white granite and adorned with colossal colonnades on its four façades, occupies the entire east side of Dorchester Square. It contributed to Montreal's status as Canada's most..

  • 5 Musée d'Art contemporain de Montréal Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    185 r. Ste-Catherine-Ouest CDN - Montréal H2X 3X5

    Rising to the west of the Place des Arts, this imposing edifice houses Canada's only institution devoted exclusively to contemporary art. Spacious, well-lit galleries display works selected from the permanent collection of more than 7,000 paintings, ..

  • 6 West of Montreal Island Recommended Recommended

    Towns and villages

    CDN - Montréal H3K 2A2

    This shoreline drive offers the visitor to Montreal a pleasant break from the bustle of the city. Beginning on the southwestern outskirts of the City of Mont-real, a panoramic road leads to the western tip of the island. The meandering lakeshore driv..

  • 7 St. Joseph's Oratory Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    3800 chemin Queen-Mary CDN - Montréal H3V 1H6

    Dominating the north-west slope of Mt. Royal, this Neo Renaissance, topped with a colossal, octagonal, copper-clad dome, towers 154m/505ft over the city. This famous Catholic pilgrimage site is also home to a votive chapel, museum, the chapel of Sain..

  • 8 Place Montréal Trust Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1500 av. McGill-College CDN - Montréal H3A 3J5

    This enormous edifice (1989) of pink marble and blue tinted windows stands between Rue Sainte-Catherine and Boulevard de Maisonneuve. Designed by architects E. Zeidler, E. Argun and P. Rose, the tower's bold design features a cylinder encased in a sq..

  • 9 Place Jacques-Cartier Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H2Y 3B2

    Lined with outdoor cafes and flower parterres, this charming cobblestone square is lively all summer, especially in the evenings, when street musicians and acrobats entertain the crowds. Created in 1847, the square was named for the famous explorer w..

  • 10 Place des Arts Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    260 Bd de Maisonneuve-Ouest CDN - Montréal H2X 1Y9

    Montreal's premier cultural complex for the visual and performing arts contains six stages, in addition to a museum and a vast 10,000m²/32,808ft² Quadrilateral, an area of interior and exterior spaces for exhibitions and festivals. The Esplanade for ..

  • 11 Centre-ville de Montréal Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal

    Bordered by Rue Saint-Jacques to the east, the smart Rue Sherbrooke to the west, and Saint-Denis and Atwater streets to the north and south, the city's commercial and cultural heart, also home to its most famous monuments and institutions, lies to th..

  • 12 Mary Queen of the World Basilica-Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    1085 r. de la Cathédrale CDN - Montréal H3B 2V4

    Commissioned by Msgr. Ignace Bourget to reinforce the Catholic presence in a predominantly Protestant district, this monumental church is distinguished by large Greek columns, ornate decoration and a row of statues crowning the cornice. Designed by V..

  • 13 Olympic Park (Montreal) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    4545 av. Pierre-de-Coubertin CDN - Montréal H1V 3N7

    Built to accommodate the 1976 Olympic Games, this gigantic sports complex features a stadium, tower, five Olympic swimming pools and a velodrome, which now houses the Biodôme. The Olympic village's two striking 20-storey towers designed to lodge 11,0..

  • 14 Rue Saint-Paul Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H2Y 3V4

    Along with Rue Notre-Dame, this narrow street is one of the oldest in Montreal. Its curves and dips are explained by its origins as a footpath along the riverbanks between the fort and the hospital. Lovely, well-proportioned 19C buildings presently l..

  • 15 Place Ville-Marie Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1 pl. Ville-Marie CDN - Montréal H3B 2E7

    This four-building complex ushered in the renaissance of the downtown area. Completed in the 1960s, it became the centrepiece of Montreal's underground city, an extensive network of spacious corridors connecting various hotels, office buildings, depa..

  • 16 McCord Museum of Canadian History Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    690 r. Sherbrooke-Ouest CDN - Montréal H3A 1E9

    One of Canada's foremost historical museums, the McCord was founded in 1921 and underwent extensive renovation in 1991. It provides a fascinating insight into Canadian history, from the era of the First Nations to the present day. In addition to more..

  • 17 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1380 r. Sherbrooke-Ouest CDN - Montréal H3G 1J5

    This venerable institution, founded in 1860, boasts some 40,000 objets d'art ranging from Antiquity to the present day. The museum is famous for its Canadian and Inuit art, its decorative art collections (including bronze sculptures from Ancient Chin..

  • 18 Mount Royal Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Enter from Park Av., Pine Av. or from Cote-des-Neiges Rd. CDN - Montréal H3H 1A2

    Opened to the public in 1876, the city's first urban park was designed by American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, creator of New York City's Central Park. A genuine nature reserve, the park is home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna, ..

  • 19 Olympic Park Area Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4141 avenue Pierre-De Coubertin CDN - Montréal H1V 3N7

    This vast recreational area, situated in the eastern part of Montreal, is dominated by the impressive architecture of the Olympic stadium. It is set in the heart of the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, two historic villages annexed to the city in the ..

  • 20 Montreal Botanical Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    4101 r. Sherbrooke-Est CDN - Montréal H1X 2B2

    Montreal's Botanic Gardens, one of the most beautiful in the world, was created in 1931 by Brother Marie-Victorin (1885-1944). The site encompasses a massive 75 ha/183 acres, where theme gardens and greenhouses are home to over 22,000 species from al..

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