Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa

Parliament Hill and Buildings, Ottawa (must see)

Parliament Hill is an area of Crown land on the southern banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa. Its Gothic revival suite of buildings — the parliament buildings — serves as the home of the Parliament of Canada, and contains a number of architectural elements of national symbolic importance. Parliament Hill attracts approximately 3 million visitors each year. The Centre Block contains the Senate and Commons chambers and is fronted by the Peace Tower on the south facade, with the Library of Parliament at the building's rear. The East and West Blocks each contain ministers' and senators' offices, as well as meeting rooms and other administrative spaces. Gothic Revival has been used as the unifying style of all three structures, though the Centre Block is a more modern Gothic Revival, while the older East and West Blocks are of a Victorian High Gothic manner. This collection is one of the most important examples of the Gothic Revival style anywhere in the world.

Why You Should Visit:
The view over the river are spectacular; the buildings themselves are some of the most gorgeous Parliament Buildings, ever.
Outstanding craftsmanship in both wood and stone – the foyers and the library are works of art!

Tip:
You need to get your tickets in advance; try going early because they are limited.
Security is very strict so leave your bags and any questionable items at the free bag check where you get your tickets.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 8:30am-6pm; Fri: 8:30am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Parliament Hill and Buildings on Map

Sight Name: Parliament Hill and Buildings
Sight Location: Ottawa, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk  

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