a building in old Montreal

Must-Do’s When Visiting Old Montreal

If you are developing your next travel agenda, one of the places that definitely needs to be on the shortlist is Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This is a cosmopolitan city where you could spend an infinite amount of time. One of the must-see areas is Old Montreal filled with elegance, history, and yet relaxed. Here are some of the stops you should include.

Notre-Dame Basilica

Enjoy the grandeur of the Notre-Dame Basilica, a 17th Century Roman Catholic church in the Neo-gothic style. Look up at the gold vaulted ceiling, works of art, and other elements that make this site remarkable in its own right. If you note the stained glass windows, you will see that instead of saints or bible scenes, you will have a tour of the religious history of Montreal. If you are lucky, you will get to hear the 1891 Casavant Freres pipe organ that has four keyboards, 700 pipes, and a pedal board.

The French Quarter

The French Quarter is part of the historic district where you can find a wide variety of shops, bistros, and other places of interest. The cobblestone streets add to the ambiance whether you are walking, cycling, or enjoying a carriage ride.

Mount Royal

Enjoy the panoramic view from the summit of Mount Royal, the namesake of the city of Montreal. It provides a wonderful photo op of the St. Lawrence River and downtown Montreal. It has three peaks, Colline de la Croix, Westmount Summit, and Tiohtià:ke Otsira’kéhne, reflecting Mohawk’s use as a First Nations fire beacon.

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