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Notre Dame Basilica, Ottawa

4.7
#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Ottawa
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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Step into the intricately designed Notre Dame Basilica, the oldest and largest church in Canada's capital city. At first glance the exterior may seem somewhat ordinary, with the exception of the reflective tin steeples visible from around the city. However, as you enter the church you're met with striking royal gold and blue features, such as the grand vaulted roof, a high altar, stained-glass windows, and a pipe organ boasting more than 1,000 pipes. Use our Ottawa trip planner to add Notre Dame Basilica and other attractions to your Ottawa vacation plans.
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  • This church is presently taking COVID restrictions very seriously and, as a result, it is currently only open to view briefly before and after mass times. We arrived at a non-mass time and were... 
    This church is presently taking COVID restrictions very seriously and, as a result, it is currently only open to view briefly before and after mass times. We arrived at a non-mass time and were...  more »
  • The last standing pilgrim centers. They dont build churches like these anymore. Great architectural monument. great colours, columns and arches. Reminds of the Cathedrals you see in whole of Europe 
    The last standing pilgrim centers. They dont build churches like these anymore. Great architectural monument. great colours, columns and arches. Reminds of the Cathedrals you see in whole of Europe  more »
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  • The interior is awesome as explained in many Google reviews. We did not know the proper time for tourists to visit and ended up attending the 5 to 6pm Church's mass. Turned out to be a wholesome experience. Parking available for 3$/hr.
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