Hotel du Parlement (Parliament Building), Quebec City

Hotel du Parlement (Parliament Building), Quebec City (must see)

This impressive building was constructed outside the city walls between 1877 and 1886. Inspired by the Louvre, it presently houses the National Assembly of Quebec City. The structure has four wings that form a square of about 100 meters per side. The building is 171 feet high, with the national flag located on the central tower. The multimedia exhibition, rich interior decorations with sculptures and a library gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about the city’s heritage.

Why You Should Visit:
The building is just bursting with history. The architecture, paintings and stained glass windows are simply breathtaking.
The free tour (English/French) is conducted very well, giving one a good understanding of how the government operates.
The restaurant is outstanding and honors Quebec cuisine, with many of the ingredients being grown in the Parliament’s garden. Good prices, too!

Tip:
You need to bring photo ID for the guided tour, and have to pass through airport-type security.
You also must have reservations to eat at the restaurant serving the Provincial Assembly when in session.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm, or until the Assembly sittings are adjourned (from the first Tuesday of September to June 23 – except statutory holidays);
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm, or until the committee sittings are adjourned; Sat, Sun: 9:30am-4:30pm (from June 24 to first Monday of September – including statutory holidays)

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Hotel du Parlement (Parliament Building) on Map

Sight Name: Hotel du Parlement (Parliament Building)
Sight Location: Quebec City, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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