Top 10 tourist attractions in Montreal


Discover 10 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in Montreal, Quebec. You'll be amazed by all the things you can do in the Montreal Area. To simplify your initial Montreal visit, we've compiled a simple list of crowd-pleasing' attractions. Think of it as a “greatest hits” collection of what to see and do in a diverse and exciting city. It's Canada's second largest city and consistently ranked as one of the most lovable cities in the world for good reason. 

 

1- Basilica of Notre-Dame.

Located in the district of Villa-Marie, is the mother church of Montreal its construction begins in 1824, culminates in 1829, date of official inauguration. Every year thousands of visitors, attracted by its wonderful neo-gothic splendor as well as its historical treasures wood carvings, painting, stained glass, sculptures, a remarkable collection of art. This being the case, the Basilica of Notre-Dame has been recognized as a historic and national place. It is a marvel of building with details, incredible, recognized worldwide, its name is echoed throughout the world, to admire its beauty, every detail framed in the design are remarkable and anyone who observes it can notice it.

 

2- Mount Royal

It is a mountain right in the center of Montreal, most of it is inside a park with the same name, made by Frederick Law Olmstead, the designer of the new york central pack who designed the mount royal park and both with the same purpose : be a space for all citizens, where they can disconnect from the everyday, monotonous of the city where you can spend a pleasant afternoon with your friends, partner or family. It is not just a park surrounded by beautiful trees, it is a place to take your minds off, jog, run, exercise and go for a walk while you eat something or sit down to read a book, enjoying the tranquility and the conception with nature.

 

3- Montreal museum of fine arts

If you are going to visit Montreal, do not forget to visit the museum, especially the Montreal Museum of Art, which has more than 41,000 works of art, founded in 1860 until today. It is the most visited museum in Canada and attracts more than 1 million lovers for art. Where you will observe, you will learn and know the works of multiple artists. A place for the whole family and schools to offer new experiences to everyone who has not experienced it. Going to a museum and observing the creations of others who inspired whatever it is, is a way to be connected in art, to become acculturated, to learn and to realize how peaceful it can be when traveling, we connect with the textures, colors and forms that show us.

 

4- Explore the gay village

It is the gay district of Montreal with the LGBT community, it shows its flag and covers with colored flags, to show its gay pride, a street surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops among others is a street that catches the attention of tourists and of course to the gay community, especially. In summer and autumn where every year they hold their gay pride parades. Where they celebrate diversity and gender equality, since Montreal is a young, cosmopolitan city; with a combination between the modern and the conservative, it adapts perfectly to these celebrations. Which makes it recognized by the parades and celebration as the change of seasons brings the city back to life.

 

5- The underground city (subterranean city)

It is an underground city, built for those days of winters in which you can not move and is connected to the main downtown areas of the city. This helps many tourists who are not accustomed to this kind of weather and help their stay in Montreal, more if you visit for the first time, there you can find, from articles, doctors, clothing, hairdressing, groceries, everything you need for winter. If you are visiting Montreal, it is one of the first places you should know and you will be amazed from beginning to end. It is as if they think about everything and above all about the needs of citizens, with practical and accessible solutions for all. 

 

6- Old Montreal

It is the oldest neighborhood in the city, but the busiest in the city because of the structure of its cobbled streets, and that old, conservative but modern touches, full of restaurants, cafes, local fashion boutiques; where you can ride a bike, walk, go to the coastal area (old part), have a drink, while enjoying the scenery by boat, go to the restaurant and have lunch, spend a nice day. When the night comes, walk through the streets, have a drink in some of the bars. It is a very busy area and more for young people although it has an old structure is well preserved and you can admire how were the streets in that time of 1642 that was established in Montreal.

 

7- Place des festivals

It is the central part of Montreal, it is a training area called, the Quartier des spectacles, which is the centerpiece of the festivals, where they hold the biggest concerts in Montreal, for which they are famous, like the jazz festival that It is done every year. It is a space that was built for that purpose only for big events, where bands from all over the world have performed, giving their music to thousands of people in the summer, it also has 235 jets of water, becoming the largest source of all over Montreal, so do not forget to visit it. It is an area with enough space, the ideal for festivals. As everything that Montreal offers spaces, moments and unforgettable memories.

 

8- Space for life

It is a nice place where you will want to marvel, seeing it, because of its deep conception with nature, because it is a combination of botanical garden, bionomo and red river Alcan planeium. It is simple if you want to walk through the garden, see the flowers feel their aroma, or go to the plantation to observe the moon and the stars can realize it. Or if you want to enter a relaxation mode just walk through the place, filling nature and listening to the sounds that emanate from it. To reassure and get out of the monotonous of day to day. It is a space to be calm enjoy the landscape, while you travel.

 

9- Sainte Catherine Street

It is the neighborhood to do your shopping in Montreal, a very wide street which you can walk for hours and find varieties, in shops, clothing, restaurants, bars, cafes, among others. If you visit Montreal, do not forget to take a tour of these streets, which has the freedom to choose what you want to buy in the downtown and commercial area of ​​Montreal.

 

10- International des faux loto (artificial games contest)

It is an international fireworks competition that takes place every year in the city of Montreal in June. Where all countries compete in spectacular fireworks. You can see the show from the city. But the degree of competitiveness that you have when doing it is incredible. Since they are very close. You can not miss the presence of Canada, as united states among others; Montreal is a very active, dynamic, cultural and fun city ideal for young people looking for it, and a space to relax.

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