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

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Religious Site · Historic Site
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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  • The basilica is in the heart of the Old City. Walk-in off the street for a beautiful reminder of the church's history in New France. Absolutely beautiful.  more »
  • Wonderful quick visit. Good COVID precautions in place. QR codes are scannable around the cathedral where you can read about the history of the different aspects of the space. Recommend visiting if...  more »
  • What an spectacular piece of architecture! So many impressive baroque features and art pieces to take in. A person certainly feels small standing under this vast ceiling and in this holy space. Very busy, but quiet. Gift shop I didn't stay too long, but expect this would be an extremely interesting structure to take a tour of.
  • Beautiful cathedral! I also liked the room with information about Laval. Must visit if you're in Quebec City.

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