Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde - Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde information and pictures

Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde (Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral) is Montreal’s first catholic cathedral. The previous building was burned in 1852 and the then bishop Ignace Bourget decided to built a new more magnificent one. He commissioned Victor Bourgeau with the task and asked him to model the church on the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

The new basilica was completed in 1894 and the roof was adorned with 13 statues of Montreal’s patron saints. The altar canopy in the cathedral is a copy of Bernini’s altar made for St. Peters and was cast in copper and gold. Although the Basilica is not as magnificent as the one in Rome is still a popular tourist attraction. It was declared a National Historic Site of Canada.

The Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde is a beautiful roman style cathedral that you are able to view for free. However, if you like you can drop a donation into the box but it is not required. This is one of the good things about this attraction because everywhere else you go you will have to pay some type of fee even if it is just for parking. Each year it attracts viewers from all over the world. The outside of the building is very lovely and has a spectacular central dome. The Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde is simply beautiful from the inside to the outside. While you are there you may want to sneak off into one of the quiet nooks and mediate, relax or maybe even light a candle. Also, while you are there you may want to check out their gift shop. There you will find affordable keepsakes that you will be able to share with your loved ones back home who were unable to make the trip.

While you are visiting the Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde there are a ton of different hotels that are very close by. Depending on which hotel you stay at and what floor you are on you may be able to see an amazing view of the Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde from your hotel from. This will allow you to have pictures of the church from multiple angles. Some of the places that you may want to consider include, but are not limited to:

• Marriot Chateau Champlain
• Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth
• Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
• Le Centre Sheraton Montreal
• Best Western Plus Montreal Downtown Hotel Europa
• Novetel Montreal Centre
• Hotel Du Nouveau Forum
• Le Square Philips Hotel and Suites
• Le St. Martin Hotel Montreal
• Quality Inn Downtown

All of the hotels that are listed above range in prices and they all have different features and benefits that come along with them as well. So after you have seen the Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde you can go back to your hotel and relax or you can enjoy some of their amazing amenities.

Other Attractions that Are in the Area:

After you have seen the Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde don’t let you day end there. There are a ton of other attractions that are not too far away that you may find very interesting as well. Some of the nearby attractions include, but are not limited to:

• Windsor Station
• Museum of Fine Arts
Place d’Armes
Notre-Dame Basilica
• Place Jacques- Cartier
• City Park
Mount Royal Park
Bonsecours Market
• Square Saint Louis
• Tour de l’Horloge

Overall, when you come to visit the Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde it is a known fact that you will not leave disappointed. Some people stay for a quick visit while other actually takes the time to explore and relax while they admire this beautiful piece of work.
Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde Montreal
Where is Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde: 1085 Rue de la Cathedrale

How to get to Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde: Subway Orange line to Bonaventure station

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM; Saturday from 7:30 AM to 8:30PM and Sunday from 8:30AM to 7:30PM

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Marie Anne says:
This is building is very good to see and I hope it will stay as it is.