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Cathedral of Mary Queen of the World, Montreal, Quebec

 
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Distance from city center: 1.4mi
mkapus's pictureby mkapus History & Culture travel tip
added on the 4th of March, 2011
When Bishop Ignace Bourget planned and oversaw the construction of the Cathedral of Mary, Queen of the World, he had in mind the Saint Peter Basilique of Rome.

Of course, the Montreal version is smaller in scale, but it's very beautiful and quite a true image of the original, I think. On the outside, the statues of  the region's patron saints decorate the roofline, while the most impressive sight of the inside is the high altar.
I would definitely recommend a visit, especially knowing that admission is free.

Address:
Bd. René-Lévesque Location At rue Mansfield

Price:
Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Opening Hours:
From morning till late afternoon every day.

How to get there:
By metro, get down at the Bonaventure station

 
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