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Montreal Town Hall Montreal has been an established place for holding one of the greatest music festivals being the Montreal International Jazz Festival for more than thirty years. The festival takes place at the end of June and attracts music fans from all over the world. By its caliber the festival sufficiently leaves behind other music events. The popular festival is a current record holder of the Guinness Book of World Records. The festival lasts commonly for at least ten days. The main events of the festival take place in the historical part of the city.
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This area gets equipped with large concert open air stages for the performances of world renowned musicians. The stages are set in close vicinity to the most significant historical landmarks. More than two thousands of musicians take part in the festival annually. The scenic Canadian city hosts guests from more than 20 countries of the world during the festival.
The audience of the festival numbers more than two millions of participants. Music fans are not stopped either with cold weather, or with long distances to overcome to visit the festival and enjoy the music of their idols. The festival was established by Alain Simard and Andre Menard. In search of original and exciting summer entertainment these two men decided on organizing a jazz festival, however they failed to get some approval and backing from either their friends or the city government. Copyright
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The idea seemed to many people naïve and unsound and even unworkable. However the first festival was attended by more than 12 thousand of jazz fans. The first festival lasted only for two days. At present the festival holds up to five hundred events and lasts for more than 10 days. 20 concert stages are specially equipped in the open air for the music fest. Each day of the festival is rich in various bright performances. Within the festival the visitors will see and enjoy the performances as of renowned musicians so of amateur music artists.
Park in Montreal It should be noted that the Montreal International Jazz Festival has become a starting point for many renowned musicians and artists. The rich entertaining program of the festival is not limited only to the street concerts. Many restaurants of the city also offer many engaging events and shows for the visitors during the festival. Evenings in the restaurants also feature interesting music programs meanwhile expert cooks offer the visitors dainty treats of a special festive menu. A scale festival featuring interesting history has gained recognition of the music fans from all over the world and has become one of the main symbolic events of the city.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Montreal
♥   Basilique de Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, Montréal, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde et Saint-Jacques, Montréal, 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Patrick’s Basilica, Montréal, 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Jacques, Montréal, 4.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame, Gray, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale de Saint-Sauveur, Montréal, 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Maron, Montréal, 6.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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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
♥   Castle 'Health and Welfare Building' , 4.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Montreal' , 4.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Habitat 67

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Montreal's Habitat 67 residential complex is one of the most distinctive architectural attractions in Canada. It was built in 1967 on the occasion of the exhibition 'Expo 67'. The main theme of this exhibition was the residential building. To commemorate the important cultural event Montreal has won the original house, which is composed of the huge number of regular cubes. Such construction is not accidental. Since ancient times cube has been a symbol of prosperity and stability. … Read further
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Montreal. Learn the best periods to visit Montreal to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Montreal. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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