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The Old Town of Montreal, Quebec

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Distance from city center: 1.5mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 29th of August, 2010
Old Montreal is famous for its history which tells of trade, politics, entertainment and immigration. Many people, mostly from France and England came to this city in hope of a better future. They established trading companies, banks, the Bank of Montreal being the first national bank built here, and commercial agencies. Pubs, restaurants, shops were opened which have kept their Victorian aspects up till now.

Today, you can not only admire these post-colonial buildings but book rooms in modern, elite hotels, reserve tables at classical and eclectic restaurants, pubs and be part of the city's artistic and cultural life. Visiting the Old City of Montreal is a worthwhile experience which I, personally, would repeat anytime.

136 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 1T1, Canada

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blackangel_66's picture
blackangel_66 wrote on Aug 29, 2010 19:11:
Did you know that Montreal has been the major commercial center of North America right up until the 1970s? The city was visited by many people out of whom many have established agencies, firms, restaurants and entertainment companies.Reply
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