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Underground City. Place Bonaventure, Montreal

Underground City. Place Bonaventure, Montreal (must see)

Officially known as La Ville Souterraine in French, Montreal’s Underground City is frequented by tourists from all over the world. Here you can find a set of complexes in Downtown Montreal interconnected below and above the ground. This is the largest complex of its kind in the world and is also known as the Indoor City.

Underground City was created based on urbanist Vincent Ponte’s vision. In 2006 November, a commemorative plaque was unveiled at Place Ville-Marie in his honor. As you browse around this city, you will find that some portions of it are above ground, too.

They are connected by tunnels and have excellent lighting. Both under and above the ground are air-conditioned and most tunnels are large enough to accommodate shops on both sides. Banks, condominiums, hotels, apartment buildings, shopping malls, seven metro stations, universities, museums, Bell center amphitheater and arena, a regional bus terminal and two commuter train stations operate from the 32 km tunnels spread over 12 square kilometers.

You can access the Underground City from at least 120 exterior access points. Place Bonaventure is an office, exhibition, and hotel complex in Downtown Montreal. The building takes its name from Bonaventure Station, a former railway station located nearby. Place Bonaventure is connected to Montreal's underground city

Why You Should Visit:
Shop, eat & drink and walk to another part of town, all out of the weather! Very clean, well lit/ventilated and dry (even when the rain is pouring above).

Tip:
There is a revolving restaurant on the top floor which is worth a visit for lunch as the views are fantastic.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Wed: 9:30am-6pm; Thu-Fri: 9:30am-9pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Underground City. Place Bonaventure on Map

Sight Name: Underground City. Place Bonaventure
Sight Location: Montreal, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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