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  • 1 Mount Royal Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CDN - Montréal H3H 1A2

    Known to Montrealers as "the Mountain," Mt. Royal has become one of the city's most popular leisure spots. Rising abruptly from the otherwise flat plain, the 233m/764ft mountain forms part of the Monteregian Hills, a series of eight peaks l..

  • 2 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. In 1672, Dollier de Casson straightened the street ..

  • 3 Redpath Museum of Natural History Interesting

    Museums and art

    859 r. Sherbrooke-Ouest CDN - Montréal H3A 2K6

    This building (1882) was the first in Canada designed to hold a natural history museum. Its eclectic Greek and Renaissance façade evokes an antique temple. Inside, you'll find an incredible array of treasures, including Egyptian mummies and the skele..

  • 4 Quartier chinois Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H2Z 1L1

    Montreal's Chinatown developed during the 1860s, with the arrival of immigrants from the American West. Originally grouped in ghettos as a means of self-defense against ostracism, the Chinese population in the area declined in the 1950s. Persons of A..

  • 5 Saint-Louis Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. St-Denis CDN - Montréal H2X 3L3

    Named for Emmanuel and Jean-Baptiste Saint-Louis, two eminent local businessmen, this picturesque, tree-shaded square is surrounded by lovely Victorian structures distinguished by their whimsical rooflines and gables. The district became a select nei..

  • 6 Pierre du Calvet House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    401 Bonsecours st. CDN - Montréal H2Y 3C3

    Constructed in 1725 on a lot belonging to French Protestant merchant Pierre du Calvet, this structure is Montreal's finest existing example of a traditional urban residence. Typical elements include unadorned fieldstone walls, firebreaks (the part of..

  • 7 Bonsecours Market Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    350 r. St-Paul-Est CDN - Montréal H2Y 1H2

    Originally constructed to house Montreal's first interior market, this building (1845) occupies the former site of the Intendant's Palace, destroyed in 1796. With its 163m/535ft freestone façade and lofty dome, the elegantly ornamented structure is b..

  • 8 Esplanade at the Old Port Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Entrances at r. Berri, pl. Jacques-Cartier, bd St-Laurent and r. McGill CDN - Montréal H2Y 2E2

    Stretching along the St. Lawrence River, at the foot of Place Jacques-Cartier, the former port has been transformed into a pleasant waterfront park with bike and walking paths; a skating rink; exhibition spaces; iSci, the Montreal Interactive Science..

  • 9 Montreal Science Centre Interesting

    Museums and art

    Bd St-Laurent - quai King-Edward CDN - Montréal H2Y 2E2

    Three main exhibition areas, the LIFE lab, MATTER Works and INFORMATION Studio compose the Interactive Science EXHIBITIONS. The IMMERSION Interactive Cinema allows spectators to control the action of the adventure by voting on interactive screens, an..

  • 10 Dominion Square Building Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    between Rue Peel and Rue Metcalfe CDN - Montréal H3B 2T9

    This imposing Renaissance Revival structure (1929) evokes the grandeur of 15C Florentine palaces. Reputed to be the "largest commercial building in Canada," the edifice displayed several features considered innovative for the time: an under..

  • 11 Maison Alcan Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1188 r. Peel CDN - Montréal H3A 3G2

    The headquarters of Alcan Limited, a major producer of aluminium, features an innovative amalgamation of old and new. Designers of the structure (1983) successfully followed preservation regulations by integrating into its façade the five 19C buildin..

  • 12 Ritz-Carlton Hotel Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    1228 r. Sherbrooke-Ouest CDN - Montréal H3G 1H6

    The Ritz-Carlton conjures up nostalgic thoughts of the Roaring Twenties. The elegant structure (1912) features a Renaissance Revival façade of limestone embellished with terra-cotta ornamentation, and a wrought-iron canopy illuminated by superb lamps..

  • 13 Rue Saint-Denis Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CDN - Montréal H2X 3L3

    This avenue is lined with attractive town houses, today occupied by restaurants, art galleries and fashionable stores. Named after Denis-Benjamin Viger, an affluent landowner during the mid-19C, the street was frequented by wealthy Francophones who e..

  • 14 Montreal History Centre Interesting

    Museums and art

    335 pl. d'Youville CDN - Montréal H2Y 3T1

    Restored in 1981, this redbrick edifice (1903), a former fire station, features elements of Dutch baroque architecture: an elegantly gabled roof, an imposing dormer and sculpted ornamentation. The rear tower was used to hang the water hoses to dry, a..

  • 15 Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Interesting

    Religious buildings

    400 r. St-Paul-Est CDN - Montréal H2Y 1H4

    This small church, topped by a copper steeple, stands on the site of a wooden edifice commissioned by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1657 and destroyed by fire in 1754. Facing the St. Lawrence, a 9m/30ft statue of the Virgin Mary crowns the rear of the chur..

  • 16 KPMG Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    600 Bd de Maisonneuve-Ouest CDN - Montréal

    Post-Modern in design, this distinctive, 34-storey office tower (1988; Webb, Zerafa, Menkès and Houdsen) reveals the influence of the adjacent cathedral, as much by its pointed arched entrances, colonnades and deep embrasures as by its pitched roof a..

  • 17 Saint-Gabriel House Interesting

    Museums and art

    2146 pl. Dublin - pointe St-Charles CDN - Montréal H3K 2A2

    In 1668 Marguerite Bourgeoys built a house here to care for the filles du roy, the King's wards. Destroyed by fire in 1693, the structure was rebuilt five years later on the old foundations. Restored in 1965 and today considered one of the oldest str..

  • 18 Old Port Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    333 r. de la Commune-Ouest CDN - Montréal H2Y 2E2

    Stretching along the St. Lawrence River, at the foot of Place Jacques-Cartier, the former port has been transformed into a pleasant waterfront park with bike and walking paths; a skating rink; exhibition spaces; iSci, the Montreal Interactive Science..

  • 19 Château Ramezay Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    280 r. Notre-Dame-Est CDN - Montréal H2Y 1C5

    Situated across from City Hall, this squat, fieldstone residence (1705) is a lovely example of early-18C domestic architecture. Constructed for Claude de Ramezay, 11th governor of Montreal during the French regime, the building has undergone several ..

  • 20 Lieu historique national du Canada de Sir George-Étienne Cartier Interesting

    Museums and art

    458 r. Notre-Dame-Est CDN - Montréal H2Y 1C8

    This limestone, mansard-roofed structure, composed of two adjoining houses, was the home of George-Étienne Cartier (1814-73), one of the Fathers of Confederation. Displays trace his life and career as a lawyer, businessman and politician. Refurbished..

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