3 Inside Notre-Dame Basilica at Place d’Armes in Montreal, Canada

Over 11 million people annually visit Notre-Dame Basilica. You can always expect a line outside of tourists eager to in. Is it worth the wait? Absolutely! The interior is among the most spectacular in the world. The ribbed canopy features stars against a blue-green field. The ceiling is pierced by huge Gothic arches. Bold painted columns define two levels of balconies. An abundance of wooden sculptures and stained-glass windows accent the nave and sanctuary. The intricate pulpit (left) with a spiral staircase stands an impressive 46 feet. The altarpiece features the Crucifixion plus four Old Testament scenes. In short, you will be awed. For a special treat, attend an evening performance of Aura. The 45 minute music and light show by Moment Factory is phenomenal.


110 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 2V5, Canada


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