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Sightseeing in Montreal - what to see. Complete travel guide

First settlements on the territory of Montreal appeared in 1535. Today Montreal is a modern metropolis, and thousands of tourists come to get acquainted with its attractions.

The observation of urban neighborhoods from a special area located on the Mont Royal Mountain will definitely become one of the most exciting adventures. Another observation point is located on the roof of one of the city's skyscrapers, as well as in the tower of the Notre-Dame-de-Bonsekur Church. The church is notable not only for its superb architecture, but also for an observatory opened in it. So here you can not only explore the neighborhood of Montreal, but also watch the starry sky.
1. Tourists arriving at the airport of Montreal should first find a stall of Guide D'aeroport Montreal-Trudeau on the first level. The stall provides several guiding leaflets for free. The … Open
Near the church is located the main square, where you will find a monument dedicated to the city's founder - Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve. Here you can see the monuments built in honor of Queen Victoria. Mille Carre Dore Quarter is one of the most remarkable places of this city as there you will find magnificent palaces built in the Renaissance style, Baroque monuments, and buildings featuring Art Nouveau style. Probably, the most notable building of the quarter is Meredith Palace.
In the heart of the city you can see the Windsor station, which was built in the late 19th century. At first glance the building looks like a modern complex and it is difficult to believe that the construction of the station was completed over a hundred years ago. Not far from the train station is located the most important religious object - the church of Saint-Georges, a magnificent example of neo-gothic style architecture. The halls of the church are decorated with stained glass, tapestries and fine wood sculptures. The most beautiful mansions can be seen on the Saint-Joseph Boulevard. Tourists are free to visit the expositions of the largest museums of Montreal - History, Local History, the Museum of Indian Arts and Museum of Paleontology. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Discovering the architecture of Montreal from bird's eye view! Cathedral of Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Olympic Stadium, Bonsecours Market, Montreal City Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, Casino de Montreal, all those monuments are defining the image of Montreal … Open
Notre-Dame Basilica located in the very heart of Old Montreal is a grand architectural monument. The basilica building with its bell tower reaching 70 meters in height is a vivid example of the Neo-Gothic style. The magnificent cathedral was built in 1872, whereas its foundation was laid 200 years earlier. After the construction was completed, it became the largest religious structure in North America. Today the basilica is not only attractive for its unique architecture, but also for its luxurious interior decoration retaining sophisticated stained-glass windows and many precious elements.
Connoisseurs of art should certainly head to Place des Arts in Montreal. This is the name of the modern performing arts center opened in 1963. Today it accommodates a theater where interesting productions take place several times a week. There is also a concert hall and several galleries hosting various exhibitions.
Saint Josephs Oratory, Notre-Dame Basilica, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Saint Patricks Basilica, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Montreal … Open
A special cultural object is the Montreal Biodome that occupies one of the most original buildings in the city. The facility was constructed as a velodrome for the 1976 Olympic Games. Today the large-scale building houses an ecological park with five thematic ecosystems and even a small zoo. Visitors to the center have the opportunity to learn a lot of new and interesting facts about the world surrounding us.
Among the outstanding historical sites is the Old Town Hall. The first Town Hall building was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1922. Thanks to the availability of old drawings and layouts it was possible to fully recreate its original appearance. Like many years ago, the town hall's main decoration is considered its tall narrow windows, as well as a facade decorated with elegant columns. In 1984, the historical building was recognized as a monument of national importance.
One of the main dignities of the city of Montreal is a vast selection of gastronomy establishments. Even a sophisticated gourmand will be challenged to choose a proper place to eat among … Open
The city can also offer very unusual modern architectural monuments. The complex called "Habitat 67" is known all over the world. It was built for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition, which was held in Montreal. Today the building of a bizarre shape is an apartment building. All the apartment owners have their own private gardens on the roof.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Montreal and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Montreal
♥   Shopping area ' Saint Laurent Boulevard' Montreal, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Saint Denis Street' Montreal, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Golden Square Mile' Montreal, 3.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Saint Catherine Street' Montreal, 3.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Mount Royal Avenue' Montreal, 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Montreal
♥   Castle 'Craguie' , 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ardvarna' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'McTavish reservoir' , 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Le Château Apartments' , 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal' , 3.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Montreal
♥   Local Park 'Mount Royal' , 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Voyageur Provincial Park' , 65.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Alburg Dunes' , 75.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'High Falls' , 76.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Hazens Notch' , 113.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Montreal and around
♥   Art museum 'Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Montreal, Quebec, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'McCord Museum' Montreal, Quebec, 3.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée d Art Contemporain' Montreal, Quebec, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée Pointe-à-Callière' Montreal, Quebec, 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Montreal from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Stade Olympique de Montreal

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The visitors' record was staged in 2012 on the day of the game with the participation of Los Angeles Galaxy. At that time 60 860 people visited the Olympiastadion. The Olympiastadion is located in the incredibly beautiful area and is surrounded by the extensive park zone. Many followers of the unusual excursions strive to 'see the huge turtle' from the bird's perspective. Vond er Höhe looks just fantastic. … Read further
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