Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec City

Admire Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, a National Historic Site and the seat of the oldest Catholic archdiocese north of Florida. Twice destroyed by fire, the Neoclassical building has stood in the same spot since 1647. Observe the simple exterior and step inside to see the ornate Baroque decor, including gold leaf, an array of paintings, and colonial-era relics. Take a guided tour of the basilica and the vast crypt, where numerous archbishops and cardinals were laid to rest. Before you head to Quebec City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Quebec City vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Quebec City has to offer, including Basilique Cathedrale - Notre-Dame-de-Quebec.
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  • Beautiful church with gold interior. Unfortunately when we went, the exterior facade was under construction and that's why we don't have good photos. Admission is free and worth the visit.
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  • Very, very beautiful building. Even though the outside was under construction, the interior was as beautiful as ever and did not disappoint. The candles were placed in colourful jars, and the amount o...  more »
  • When we were visiting, there was scaffolding all over the front. Fortunately, the interior was beautiful and peaceful. We always take time to simply sit and enjoy the serenity and really focus on the ...  more »
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  • Cameras are allowed. There is a small entry fee around 7 cad. Also church closes at 4:30pm sharp so you need to make it before that. Light show begins somewhere late.in in the evening around 6:30pm. Overall the architecture is amazing. The first floor is accessible to people and there are ongoing religious sessions where priests introduces the people to Christianity and key aspects.
  • For north america this is an outstanding piece of architecture. Music during service is beatiful.
  • Beautiful and serene! Located in Old Quebec in the heart of the area. Beautiful and serene. Open to the public without a tour, but I imagine a tour would provide you more history and background information.
  • Wonderful cathedral echoing European sensibilities. Plan on spending time there but be aware of closing times. The day we visited they closed at 3:00 pm.
  • Just beautiful. A must visit.
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