travelgrove Reviews
 

A couple of days in Montreal, Quebec

 
    Montreal's map
mohds2's pictureby mohds2 review
added on 19th of July, 2008

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

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.

Mount Royal

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.

 

Things about Montreal you may be interested in

 
 

Read about Montreal in our travel-guide
Short visit in MontrealVisiting Montreal
 
cipristb's picture
cipristb wrote on Apr 15, 2009:
Nice article, probably I will visit one time Monreal
 
 
 
guides

Recommended Montreal Guide

Montreal Nightlife

Montreal, QC, CanadaThe crowd comprises of people from all age groups and walks of life and lives up to its reputation of enjoying a good time without bothering anybody. On a night out one can choose to dance, attend a karaoke session, hang around with one’s own friends, meet new people or simply sip a drink or two or more while watching other people party! Montréal is also known for two famous non- contact strip clubs Chez Paree and Wanda’s, maximizing on fun and minimizing on the negative elements, these clubs provide an atmosphere that is classy, respectful and fun with highly trained and very pretty dancers.... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Montreal

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 »

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 »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Freiburg reviews - Germany
Wo liegt Freiburg? Freiburg ist die viertgrößte Stadt in Baden- Wüttemberg in Deutschland. Freiburg hat 220 000 Einwohner....
Alles über Freiburg

Ulm reviews - Germany
Wo liegt Ulm? Ulm ist eine Universitätsstadt in Baden- Wüttemberg. Ulm liegt an der Donau, ein großer Fluss und...
Sie müssen wissen über Ulm

 

Nice reviews - France
Nice, France - Sights The city of Nice is as beautiful as its name and it houses many eponymous attractions.Promenade des Anglais The boulevards,...
The attractions of Nice

Patrai reviews - Greece
Patra is a big harbour city. You havent got much in the city besides one beach, adjacent to the industrial harbour. When we got in the taxi,...
Patrai is a nice Greek town

 

Monaco reviews - Monaco
Top things to do in Monaco Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the world. A magic world of beauty's situated between mountains and sea,...
Top things to do in Monaco

Kuala Lumpur reviews - Malaysia
You know how Paris is known for its fashion, and Japan for its electronics? Malaysia is simply known for shopping, and shopping everything and...
Asia Travel

 

Cluj-napoca reviews - Romania
Cluj Turned out to be quite different from what I had remembered. The city is much larger than Oradea and there is much more going on. You can go...
Visiting Cluj for a couple of days

Praid reviews - Romania
At about 4:30 PM we arrived to Praid, a village (or little city, I'm not sure) which is very famous because of its Salt Mine which is a touristic...
At the Salt Mine in Praid

 

Muang Krabi reviews - Thailand
We got up early morning and headed out to the airport. The airline which even I didn’t know “One Two Go” was pretty good and...
Adventures in Ao Nang

Arosa reviews - Switzerland
Arosa is a small mountain resort in Switzerland. It was discovered in 1883 as a health resort, but after a few years it became a winter resort. It...
Snowboard and ski in Arosa

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*