Are you planning to go to Montreal? 10 tourist attractions in Montreal. Do you want to settle in this beautiful tourist city? Moving from Mississauga, Toronto and Ottawa to Montreal! Discover 10 hidden attractions, interesting sites and unusual activities to do in Montreal, Quebec. You will be amazed at all you can do in the Montreal area.
To simplify your first visit to Montreal, we've compiled a simple list of attractions that draw the crowds. 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 is consistently ranked among the friendliest cities in the world for good reason.
1- Basilica of Notre-Dame.
Located in the neighborhood of Villa-Marie, the mother church of Montreal, its construction began in 1824, culminating in 1829, the date of its official inauguration. Each year, thousands of visitors are drawn to its magnificent neo-Gothic splendor as well as its historical treasures, woodcarvings, paintings, stained glass windows, sculptures and a remarkable art collection. However, the Notre-Dame basilica has been recognized as a national historic site.
It is a marvel of construction with detail, incredible, recognized worldwide, its name resonates around the world, to admire its beauty, every detail framed in the design is remarkable and anyone who notices it can notice it.
2- Mount Royal
It's a mountain right in the center of Montreal, most of which is in a park of the same name, made by New York designer Frederick Law Olmstead who designed mount royal park and both for the same purpose : to 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, your partner or your family.
Ce n’est pas seulement un parc entouré de beaux arbres, c’est un endroit pour s’amuser, faire du jogging, courir, faire de l’exercice et se promener tout en mangeant quelque chose ou en s’asseyant pour lire un livre, profiter de la tranquillité et du design avec la nature.
3- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
If you are going to visit Montreal, be sure to visit the museum, especially the Montreal Museum of Art, which has over 41,000 works of art, founded in 1860 until today. It is the most visited museum in Canada and attracts over a million art lovers. Where you will observe, you will learn and know the works of several artists. A place for the whole family and schools to offer new experiences to all those who have not experienced it.
Going to a museum and observing the creations of other people who have inspired what is, is a way to connect with art, to get used to it, to learn and to realize the tranquility of traveling, of connecting to the textures, colors and shapes that show us.
4- Explore the gay village
It is the gay district of Montreal with the LGBT community, it shows its flag and its colorful flags, to show its gay pride, a street surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops among others is a street that attracts the attention of tourists and of course to the gay community in particular.
In the summer and fall they hold their annual gay pride parades. Where they celebrate diversity and gender equality, because Montreal is a young and cosmopolitan city; with a combination between the modern and the conservative, it adapts perfectly to these celebrations. Which makes it recognized with parades and celebrations as the changing seasons bring the city back to life.
5- The underground city (underground city)
It is an underground city, built for winter days when you cannot move around and is connected to the main city centers of the city. It helps a lot of tourists who are not used to this kind of weather and makes their stay in Montreal easier, moreover if you are visiting for the first time, you can find, items, doctors, clothes, hairstyle, groceries , everything you need for the winter.
If you visit Montreal, this is one of the first places to know and you will be amazed from start to finish. It's as if they thought of everything and especially the needs of citizens, with practical solutions accessible to all.
6- Old Montreal
It's the oldest neighborhood in town, but the busiest in town due to its cobbled street structure and those old conservative yet modern touches, packed with restaurants, cafes, local fashion boutiques; where you can cycle, walk, go to the coastal area (old part), have a drink, while enjoying the scenery by boat, go to a restaurant and have lunch, have a good day. At night, take a walk in the streets, have a drink in some bars.
It is a very busy neighborhood and more for young people, although it has a well-preserved old structure and you can admire how the streets were in that time of 1642 that was established in Montreal.
7- Festival Square
It's the central part of Montreal, it's a training area called the Quartier des Spectacles, which is the centerpiece of the festivals, where they put on the biggest concerts in Montreal, which they're famous for, like the jazz festival does every year.
It is a space that was built for this purpose only for large events, where groups from all over the world have played, giving their music to thousands of people in summer, it also has 235 water jets, becoming the greatest source of information about Montreal, so don't forget to visit it. It is an area with enough space, ideal for festivals. Like everything, Montreal offers unforgettable spaces, moments and memories.
8- Space for life
It is a nice place where you will want to marvel, to see it, because of its profound conception of nature, because it is a combination of the botanical garden, the bionomo and the avionium of the red river Alcan . It's simple if you want to walk around the garden, see the flowers smell their aroma, or go to the plantation to observe the moon and stars can achieve this.
Or if you want to go into relaxation mode, just take a walk in the square, fill yourself with nature and listen to the sounds that emanate from it. To reassure and get out of monotonous everyday life. It's a space to be quiet and enjoy the scenery, while you travel.
9- St. Catherine Street
This is the neighborhood for shopping in Montreal, a very wide street where you can walk for hours and find varieties, in stores, clothes, restaurants, bars and cafes, among others. If you visit Montreal, don't forget to go around these streets, which are free to choose what you want to buy in the downtown area and the commercial area of Montreal.
10- International fake lotto (artificial games contest)
This is an international fireworks competition that takes place every year in the city of Montreal in June. Where all countries clash in spectacular fireworks. You can see the spectacle of the city. But the degree of competitiveness you have when you do it is amazing. As they are very close. You cannot miss the presence of Canada, like the United States among others; Montreal is a very active, dynamic, cultural and fun city, ideal for young people who are looking for it and a space to relax.
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