A couple of days in Montreal, Quebec
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Lots of people visit Montreal to shop in the wide variety of the international boutiques. Canada's currency as compared to the American dollar makes it very attractive for the Americans to come here.
The best place to shop in Montreal is Underground City. This continually growing, 'city' links lots of major buildings & multi-level malls in this area and it is the shopper's bliss in any period. One main section has reached through Peel & McGill metro stations on green line, as well as another through Bonaventure station on orange line. The East of McGill station is now growing axis from the Place-des-Arts metro via Complexe Desjardins & beyond.
Montreal is much more than this. While you visit, here you will be introduced to the new mode of living life to the full. Locals call it 'joie de vivre' that accurately translated means 'joy of living'. This is what the people of Montréal appear to do best.
Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal’s has nothing in common with the one in Paris apart from its name. It is a neo-gothic building that dates 1829; built on the site of an older & smaller church that has been outgrown by the parishioners.
Looking from the peak of Mount Royal is an outstanding goal for urban walk. It is located in Mount Royal Park, which is laid out by the Frederick Law Olmsted. The beautifully appointed watch out terrace allows you to see downtown Montreal at your feet, with a view of the river and Monteregian Hills in the distance. All the sights are marked. There are no cafés or restaurants in the park but you can hang out here with the thought that you are just a few minutes away from downtown Montreal and their restaurants.
The Olympic Stadium
The Olympic Stadium was constructed in Montreal for the 1976 Olympics and now it is used for sports events and main concerts. Elevator ascends the world's tallest leaning tower and you can have a look from the top; the tickets are purchased at the base. The Stadium is Montreal's most exquisite piece of design. The Botanical Garden and Insectarium is on the way to Sherbrooke Street. On Pie-IX is the Château Dufresne, a grand mansion used sometimes for the art exhibits.
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The history of Montreal also proudly mentions the two great railway systems, the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National, boasting 46,600 miles of railway tracks inside and outside Canada. The railways have their headquarters here. Montreal’s rapid growth in trade saw its population increase fast which by and by made it the most populous city in the country. The McGill University is a renowned center of higher learning on the island. Art and culture: Architecture Most of the 60 theatres here are entirely dedicated to motion pictures. The landmarks, as far as the architecture is concerned, are the huge and solemn churches standing across... Read more »
Recent reviews for Montreal
Visiting Montreal - Dec 15, 2008, by MadSuh
Although I had little time in Montreal, I thought that this was an absolute gem. The old town is fantastic and I really enjoyed the climb up to the mountain where you have a wonderful view over the entire city. A real nice mix between old... Read more »
Short visit in Montreal - Sep 26, 2006, by MadSuh
Montreal was very interesting. After doing a 5 hour trip to Montreal from Toronto, we immediately got into the meeting room to meet up with other business partners. We had a long and intense discussion and went for a quick lunch. The... Read more »
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