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City Hall Ayuntamiento de Montreal
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The first important building in Quebec to adopt the Second Empire style was originally built in the 1870s. After a fire in 1922, the building was reconstructed by Joseph-Omer Marchand, who preserved the original walls but added a storey. General Charles de Gaulle delivered his famous "Vive le Québec libre" speech in 1967 from the balcony overlooking the main entrance. Just inside the main door stand two sculptures, recast from the original bronze works, The Sower and Woman with Bucket, by Alfred Laliberté. The elegant main hall (hall d'honneur) is 31m/102ft long by 12m/39ft wide and features a marbled floor and walls, and a huge bronze chandelier weighing over one tonne. The Council Chamber can be visited if there is no session in progress. Its stained-glass windows represent various aspects of city life during the 1920s.

Useful Information

  • Address : 275 r. Notre-Dame-Est CDN - Montréal H2Y 1C6H2Y 1C6Montréal
  • Phone : (514) 872-3355
  • Website :
  • Prices : free of charge

Opening hours :

  • 8.30am-5pm - closed weekends and Bank Hols

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