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Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec Quebec is an ancient city located on the top of the mountain. It attracts people by its rich history and unparalleled romantic atmosphere, wonderful nature and rich choice of places of interest. For convenience Quebec is divided into two parts – Lower Quebec and Old Town.
Discovering the architecture of Quebec City from bird's eye view! Chateau Frontenac, Parliament Building, Gare du Palais, Quebec Bridge, Saint-Sacrement Church, all those monuments are defining the image of Quebec City … Open
Old Town is a historical part of the city. Here are located all main sights of Quebec, as well as most beautiful parks. Make a walk down the stairs or use a funicular, and you will enter Lower Quebec. The center of this place is the Royal Square. Here you will find several modern restaurants, cafes and galleries, as well as one of the most important sights of the religious character – the Church of the Mother of God.
Chateau Frontenac Hotel is known as one of the most beautiful architectural buildings of Quebec. The building of the hotel was finished in 1893. This hotel looks like a real palace, but inside it fits all modern standards in terms of convenience and equipment. This is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. The windows of Chateau Frontenac feature a magnificent look of Abraham’s Plain - a spacious green field, on which took place the legendary battle between the English and French troops. Copyright
Notre-Dame de Quebec, Price Building, Museum of Civilization, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Quebec City … Open
Winter carnivals remain one more fascinating event that traditionally attracts travellers to Quebec. First winter carnival took place in 1894. Since that time each February Quebec has been diving into the atmosphere of fun and entertainment. Here are organized snow figures contests, carnivals and parades, various sports competitions and music performances. When it comes to describing restaurants of Quebec, local dining facilities offer dishes from various cuisines. Oriental food lovers should visit Bamboo Express restaurant; best traditional dishes are served in Le Champlain. Shoppers will never get tired in Quebec as well. You will find various shops and trading outlets simply everywhere in the city.
Notre Dame de Quebec Several interesting sights are located on the top of the Parliament Hill, including an incredibly beautiful parliament building built in the second half of the 19th century. The facade of the building is decorated with many original decorative elements. The entrance to the pompous building is crowned with a beautiful horseshoe-like ladder with carved handrails. The interior design of the building is also striking in its luxury. Valuable species of marble and wood were used for its decoration.
Quebec is a great city for a family holiday, as everyone can find entertainment to his liking here. Holidaymakers with children should definitely visit Aquarium du Quebec - an original … Open
An important architectural monument is the building of the railway station. The main decoration of its facade is a diversity of skilful stained glass windows. The station is built in the French style. Outwardly, it resembles an ancient castle or town hall. This railway station accepts few trains; therefore tourists always have an opportunity to make lots of valuable photos.
Local Church Quebec has a very interesting National Museum of Fine Arts, opened in 1933. There is a museum on the territory of the historical district and it combines three beautiful old buildings, each of which has its own unique history. There used to be a prison in one of the current buildings of the museum. It was decided to leave the interior of this building unchanged. Now it forms an important part of the modern exposition. In the most unusual museum of Quebec, there are rich collections of paintings, sculptures, old photographs, as well as objects of applied art. In total, the collection of the museum has about 38,000 exhibits. One day just will not be enough to examine them all.
Quebec will delight gourmets with plenty of interesting national dishes and a wide selection of restaurants. Locally made cheese remains one of the most popular national treats. By the way, … Open
Another unusual cultural institution is the Morrin Center. This modern cultural center was opened in the restored building of the old prison. Today, part of it is occupied by a scientific laboratory, and another part is a library. The collection of books, which is stored in the book funds of the center, is one of the largest in Canada. This cultural center is accessible to tourists for visiting. Fascinating excursions are organized here, during which it is possible to glance in the most hidden corners of the old prison.
Quebec City An outstanding monument of the 20th century is the Quebec Bridge. This beautiful large bridge runs across the St. Lawrence River. It lies about 100 meters above the water. The length of the bridge is about 1,000 meters. There is a lane for motorists, railway transport, and a small lane for pedestrians.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Quebec City
♥   Shopping area ' Grande Alley' Quebec City, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Cartier Avenue' Quebec City, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Saint Jean Street' Quebec City, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Laurier Boulevard' Quebec City, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Saint Joseph Street' Quebec City, 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Quebec City
♥   Castle 'Quebec City Armoury' , 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château Haldimand' , 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château Frontenac' , 3.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chateau St. Louis' , 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Manoir Mauvide-Genest' , 29.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Quebec City and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec' Quebec City, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Historic District of Old Quebec

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Guests of Quebec will be able to stroll through the historic merchant streets, which now feature lots of nice stalls and souvenir shops. The historic area has many luxurious hotels, which also recreate the atmosphere of past years. Another great attraction is a cable car moving freely between the Upper and Lower Town. Quebec is the only city in North America that has managed to preserve its historic district fully intact. … Read further
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