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Self-guided Tour to Famous Religious Buildings of Quebec City (Self Guided), Quebec City

The first religious buildings were established by Récollets and Jesuits in 1615 and 1625 when they first arrived to this part of the world. Later on, the colonists brought French culture and architectural traditions. The establishment of British and evangelical society brought major developments to the city. Here is a list of some of the most alluring divine attractions to visit.
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Self-guided Tour to Famous Religious Buildings of Quebec City Map

Guide Name: Self-guided Tour to Famous Religious Buildings of Quebec City
Guide Location: Canada » Quebec City (See other walking tours in Quebec City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Author: susan
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Eglise Saint-Dominique
  • Espace Bon-Pasteur
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church
  • St. Matthew's Cemetery
  • Eglise Saint-Roch Church
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
  • Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
  • Notre-Dame de Québec
  • Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church
Eglise Saint-Dominique

1) Eglise Saint-Dominique

Dominicans arrived in Quebec City in 1906, and upon the approval of diocesan authorities opened their first church on Christmas Eve in 1930. But in 1939, after a fire almost destroyed the building, extensive renovations were needed and additions, including a mausoleum, were made as well. The vast symbolism and artistic value of the English neo-Gothic architecture and more than 500 sculptures are notable features of this magnificent church.
Espace Bon-Pasteur

2) Espace Bon-Pasteur

This historic hall was designed by Charles Baillairge in 1868 and is located in the Chapel Bon-Pasteur. The church is known for housing 32 religious paintings of the community nuns, works of Levasseur, Casavant, Plamondon and Favre, as well as for its baroque style carved wood designs. The church is open to visitors every day of the year.
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

3) Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Originally built in 1847, it was destroyed and rebuilt in 1884 using the design of two medieval French churches with a spire 73 meters high. The interior and exterior sculptures are a great attraction to be seen. The 36 stained glass windows contain 30 sections of glass each. Seven varieties of Italian marble were used for the tower and inside visitors can admire the beautiful paintings, marble furniture and a monumental organ.
St. Matthew's Cemetery

4) St. Matthew's Cemetery

Established in 1771, this is the oldest cemetery in Quebec City. In the beginning it was limited to the burial of Protestants, but later became a resting place for the early English settlers. In 1860, the cemetery was closed and was turned into a park next to the St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. While visiting Quebec City, take time to come to this silent place and admire the park's beauty.
Eglise Saint-Roch Church

5) Eglise Saint-Roch Church

This church was built between 1914 and 1923 and is the largest church in Quebec City. Black granite from Rivière-à-Pierre, the nearby river, was used for the exterior. The unique interior design is enriched with scenes from the Old and New Testaments and scenes from the life of Saint-Roch in each of its stained glass windows. It has the largest Casavant organ in Quebec City, fine oak furnishings, a sculptured sanctuary and four beautiful paintings brought over from France.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

6) St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

This church celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2009. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s existence is linked to the British conquest in 1759 and was built in 1810 in honor of the apostle it is named after. Currently it is the oldest congregation of Scottish descent in Canada. The building forms a triangle with the nearby Protestant School and Kirk Hall.
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

7) Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Built in 1804, this was the first cathedral of the Diocese of Quebec built outside the British Isles. It is home to two parishes: Paroisse de Tous les Saints and the Parish of Quebec. The simple architecture is a unique masterpiece containing writings and plaques, paintings and communion silverware. In 1989 it was made a National Historic Site of Canada.
Notre-Dame de Québec

8) Notre-Dame de Québec (must see)

Dating back to the 17th century, this church is the oldest in Canada and the first in the country to be elevated to the rank of minor basilica, by Pope Pius IX in 1874. It has been restored several times over the years in order to maintain the marvelous architecture still admired to this day. The crypt contains the tombs of four governors of New France and 20 bishops. The inside chancel lamp was donated by Louis XIV and completing the impressive adornments of this church are stained glass windows, paintings, an episcopal throne dais, and an ornamental baldaquin canopy.

Why You Should Visit:
Breathtaking at every turn and filled with quaint charm, gorgeous stained glass, carvings, statues, ceilings in gold leaf – a photographer's paradise.

See the basilica during the day, but consider the laser light show in the evening. The line to get in is very long, so buy your tickets online and pick them up at the office the night of the performance. Not the cheapest 30 minutes, but worth it if you want to see a magnificent building get lit up and shine in a whole new way.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7am-4pm; Sat: 7am-6pm; Sun: 8am-5pm (winter); Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm; Sun: 8am-7pm (summer)
Entry is free for self-guided visits; it is also possible to visit the crypt with guided tours for a charge
Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church

9) Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church

This is one of the oldest churches in Quebec City, built of stone in 1690 but not completed until 1723. The name was given in 1711 with many changes made to its surroundings afterward. Considering the history of the church and the city itself, it has a very rich interior with paintings and sculptures from various centuries. This monument of religion and art should certainly be on your list of places to visit!

Walking Tours in Quebec City, Quebec

Create Your Own Walk in Quebec City

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Quebec City Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Nightlife Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Walking Tour to Museum Houses of Quebec City

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Old Quebec Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
A Walking Tour to Art Galleries, Quebec City

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles