Designed by the Irish architect James O'Donnell and built between 1824 and 1829, this colossal Gothic basilica contains a superb medieval-style interior with walnut wood carvings, detailed stained glass, 24k gold stars on a vaulted blue ceiling, as well as the largest Casavant Brothers organ (with 5,572 tubes) in North America.
Do not miss the paintings in the nave and the impressive Chapel of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (or ‘wedding chapel') behind the altar. The largest church in Montreal is also the most valuable building of Quebec's architectural heritage. It is a veritable religious art gallery, and the richness of its interior ornaments has no equivalent in the city.
Note that the entrance of Notre Dame is not free, but it is one of the most visited of the city's attractions. We suggest you arrive early to avoid the large tourist busses.
Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
110, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Y 1T2
+1 514 842 2925