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Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

 
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Ivan's pictureby Ivan History & Culture travel tip
added on the 22nd of September, 2010
Parliament Hill is the grandest and the most beautiful part of Ottawa from architectural point of view. It consist of three buildings that house the offices Canadian parliament's members, all three built in Neo-Gothic style.

The view over the city and the river is spectacular. During summer there is light and sound show in the evening, which is also wonderful. The tours in the main building are free, however, sometimes you have to wait a while to get inside.

The Library is amazing as well, it's like in some fantasy movie where libraries are wonderful places collecting all the knowledge of mankind. Really, it's perfect! It has to be on the top of your list if you are in Ottawa or nearby.

Address:
Wellington St, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Price:
Tours are free but you have to sign up at the information tent.

On the web:
http://www.parliamenthill.gc.ca/index-eng.html

 
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tibi60 wrote on Sep 22, 2010 21:08:
Take your time and walk around in the park surrounding the buildings, it is amazing, like a 18th century castle's garden.Reply
 
 
 
 
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