You are standing on Cap Diamant. This is the city’s highest point at 330 feet. The hill is named Cape Diamond because French explorer Jacques Cartier mistook quartz as diamonds here in 1542. Now it is your turn to explore. Next to you is La Citadelle. Toward the Saint Lawrence River is the scenic Governors’ Promenade (the direction described in the Old Québec City travel guide). Immediately west is Battlefields Park where this Encircle Québec City guide will begin. Before you go, enjoy viewing three of the city’s tallest high-rises. On the left is Édifice Marie-Guyart at 415 feet. In the middle is Place Hauteville (351 feet), more commonly known as Hôtel Delta Québec. On the right is the 276 foot Hôtel Hilton Québec. Between them is the Parliament Building. At 171 feet, this was the tallest structure from 1886 until 1924.