Religious Buildings Walking Tour, Montreal, Montreal

Montreal is considered one of the most amazing Canadian cities. With an old and rich history, this city offers some great sights for those who are interested in religious buildings, not to mention the world’s famous St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal that is a gem of Montreal. Take this walking tour to discover some of Montreal's most famous religious buildings.
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Religious Buildings Walking Tour, Montreal Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings Walking Tour, Montreal
Guide Location: Canada » Montreal (See other walking tours in Montreal)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.3 km
Author: doris
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal

1) Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal (must see)

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal was established in 1904. This small chapel was constructed by Saint Brother Andre in honor of Saint Joseph. The latter is said to have bestowed Saint Brother Andre with magical healing powers. Today, this chapel is one of the major landmarks in Montreal, visited by thousands of tourists from across the world.

Located on the western slope of Mount Royal, Saint Joseph’s Oratory is the tallest point in Montreal receiving at least two million visitors...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

2) Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

Located at the heart of Montreal, the Church of Saint Andrew and Saint Paul is renowned for its striking architecture. This Presbyterian Church was constructed in 1932 as a memorial to soldiers of Royal Highland Regiment of Canada who were killed in action during World War I. This church came into existence in 1918 as a result of the congregation of the church of St. Andrew and St. Paul.

The interior of the church is tastefully decorated. The stained glass windows overlooking the Christ...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. George's Anglican Church

3) St. George's Anglican Church

The elegant entrance, the candle-scented dim interiors and the splendidly carved sandstone exterior makes St. George Anglican church one of the prettiest churches located in downtown Montreal. This heritage church was opened in 1843 to accommodate the overflow of worshipers from the Christ Church Cathedral. The present building was opened for public worship in 1870.

Inspired by the 13th century religious architecture from England, this church was designed by William Tutin Thomas. Some of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

4) Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde (must see)

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral is the third largest and the most beautiful church in Montreal. It is said to be the scaled-down version of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Designed as its one-fourth scale model, the church definitely retains the grandeur and magnificence, along with a controversial and significant history.

It took almost 20 years to build this church and, after its completion in 1894, it was sanctified as St. James Cathedral. It was then rededicated to Mary, Queen of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Christ Church Cathedral

5) Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, built in 1859, is a classic example of neo-Gothic architecture, designed by British architect Frank Wills. The original Christ Church in old Montreal was established in 1814, but was destroyed by fire in 1856. The present church is located at the heart of Montreal’s commercial area. This is the only cathedral that has re-invented itself as per modern day settings with its impressive shopping mall below. To the north of the church, there is a 34 floor skyscraper. Other...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Patrick's Basilica

6) St. Patrick's Basilica (must see)

St. Patrick’s Basilica dates back to 1847 when famine ravaged Ireland and citizens were forced to move to Montreal in large numbers. This church housed these immigrants and provided them with a much-needed sanctuary. It is one of the oldest English-speaking Roman Catholic basilicas in Montreal.

Pope John Paul II helped this church acquire the status of minor basilica in 1989 owing to its rich historical significance. With generous donations from followers and government subsidy, the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Notre-Dame Basilica

7) Notre-Dame Basilica (must see)

Notre-Dame Basilica is renowned for its lavish, colorful and enticing interiors. It is a stunning example of Gothic Revival style architecture. It took years to complete this majestic structure. The original church was demolished in 1830 and was reconstructed.

The interiors are carved from gilded and painted rare woods. The imported glass windows expertly depict the rich history of Montreal as compared to other churches here where you will only find biblical scenes. The ceiling is deep blue...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

8) Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (must see)

Built in 1771, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours is today regarded as a treasure in Montreal. It is the oldest surviving chapel in old Montreal and offers a peaceful ambiance for worshipers. This chapel sits on the ruins of an older church of 1950 that was burnt in fire during a war when Montreal was under French rule.

The decor of the chapel is simple and elegant. The hanging lamps shaped like sailing ships are very pretty and give the chapel a nautical flair in keeping with its reputation as a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel

9) Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel

Built in 1876, Our Lady of Lourdes chapel is an architectural masterpiece and a religious gem. The chapel was designed by famed artist Napoléon Bourassa. The chapel is a dazzling mix of Byzantine and Roman style. It is located between the University of Quebec and Latin Quarter in downtown Montreal as a symbol of divinity and tranquillity. The moment pilgrims enter the chapel; they are instantly cut off from the noise and traffic of the busy downtown and transported to a completely tranquil and...   view more

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Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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