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Montreal, a metropolis of 3.4 million inhabitants, is the venue for international congresses and an important commercial center. The second French-speaking city in the world, has preserved its architectural heritage and builds its future among skyscrapers.
This tour will allow you to know and explore the city of Montreal, how it was and how it has been transformed over the years.
Prepare yourself for spectacular views of the city and some very impressive buildings.

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  • Photo of Oratorio de San Joseph
  • Photo of Oratorio de San Joseph
  • Photo of Oratorio de San Joseph
The Oratory of San José is an impressive Basilica built on top, very close to Mont-Royal and its park. It is the largest church in Canada. To access it there is a climb with steps. From the top you will have incredible views on the other side of Montreal. San Andrés Bessette began the construction of a chapel in 1904. In 1917 the construction of the church began. The dome of this basilica is the second largest in the world after the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. The interior of the temple is impressive, it is dedicated to José de Nazaret. In the museum of the church its greatest relic is the heart of San Andrés and also its tomb. The adjacent gardens very interesting. Recreate the tour of the Holy Week seasons.
  • Photo of Lago de los Castores
  • Photo of Lago de los Castores
  • Photo of Lago de los Castores
The beaver lake is located in the Mont-Royal park on the Mont-Royal. It is north of downtown Montreal. The highest altitude is 223 meters, the Collone de la Croix. The park has an area of ​​200 hectares and is one of the main attractions of the city.
  • Photo of Vistas sobre la ciudad
  • Photo of Vistas sobre la ciudad
  • Photo of Vistas sobre la ciudad
  • Photo of Vistas sobre la ciudad
It is a huge park founded in the Mont-Royal that gives its name to the city. It was designed by the great landscaper Frederick Law Olmsted, also creator of the famous Central Park in New York. It consists of more than 200 hectares of vast forests and contains various species of flora and fauna. Its well-kept green areas allow you to enjoy sunny days, practice different sports, have a picnic and have fun with your family. The huge viewpoint gives incredible panoramic views of the city. There are several paths that can be climbed on foot or by bicycle. The walk takes about 2.5 km.
  • Photo of Vistas sobre la ciudad y cruz del Mont Royal
  • Photo of Vistas sobre la ciudad y cruz del Mont Royal
  • Photo of Vistas sobre la ciudad y cruz del Mont Royal
The cross of Montreal or cross Mont-Royal is a large iron cross that dominates the city. It is one of the symbols of the city. In 1643, a wooden cross was placed by the founder of the colony of Ville-Marie, after a devastating flood. In 1929 the Society Saint-Jean-Baptiste gift to the city of Montreal the new cross with illumination. The cross is 33 meters high and its arms 20 meters. It is a metal structure and reaches 26 tons. The change of light bulbs vary according to the special events that are celebrated. From white to purple to indicate the death of a Pope or a king. The yellow color indicates a coronation. The bulbs glow red to promote the fight against AIDS. On March 28, 2009 the cross did not illuminate in support of Earth Hour.
  • Photo of Maison Ravenscrag
  • Photo of Maison Ravenscrag
  • Photo of Maison Ravenscrag
It is a bourgeois house located in the neighborhood of Mille Carré Doré in Montreal. It was the residence of Sir Hugh Allan and his son (1863-1940). In 1940 this house becomes the property of the Real Victoria Hospital. Since 1943 the building becomes, in memory Allan, in the department of psychiatry of the hospital. This building was recognized by the city of Montreal in 1987 and by the Quebec government in 2005 as an integral part of the Mont-Royal heritage. It was also integrated into the exceptional heritage sector of the Real Victoria Hospital in 2004.
  • Photo of Museo Redpath
  • Photo of Museo Redpath
  • Photo of McGill University
  • Photo of McGill University
It is one of the best universities in the world and its main language of instruction is English. In 2012, it was ranked as the best university in Canada and number 18 in the world, according to QS World University Ranking. Nine graduates and professors have won the Nobel Prize. The campus is located in the center of the city, at the foot of Mont Royal Park. It also has the McDonanld campus to the west of the city and several research areas. It was founded in 1821 by the Montrealer businessman James McGill.
  • Photo of Museo McCord
  • Photo of Museo McCord
This museum is located opposite McGill University, in the center of the city. Founded in 1921 by David Ross McCord from his family collection. It has archaeological objects, clothing and textiles, texts and photographs, sketches, drawings and paintings ...
  • Photo of Plaza de Ville Marie
Located near the Cathedral, it is an office environment. Here the biggest subway begins. It is a refuge from the inclement weather in winter. It is a "city under the city", where you have access to means of transport and commerce.
  • Photo of Catedral María Reina del Mundo
  • Photo of Catedral María Reina del Mundo
  • Photo of Catedral María Reina del Mundo
The cathedral is the third largest church in Quebec. The construction began in 1875. On the facade there are statues of the patron saints of the thirteen montreal parishes. Created in the likeness of St. Peter's Basilica of the Vatican, its interior stands out for the excellent baldachin built in the same way as Bernini's.
  • Photo of Ciudad Subterránea
  • Photo of Ciudad Subterránea
  • Photo of Ciudad Subterránea
The underground city of Montreal is the best known and the busiest. It is the largest underground city in the world built around the cold winters. It has 32km of tunnels that connect 7 central metro stations, 7 large hotels and many offices and shopping centers in 41 blocks. It has approximately 2,000 stores and 40 cinemas that are visited by tourists and by citizens.
  • Photo of Christ Church Cathedral
  • Photo of Christ Church Cathedral
Anglican church located in the heart of Montreal. It was built between 1857 and 1859, a copy of the Gothic churches of the countryside of England of the fourteenth century. The cathedral was on the verge of falling when realizing a commercial center underneath this one. It has been classified as a historic monument in 1988 and in 1999 Canada's National Historic Site.
  • Photo of St. James United Church
  • Photo of St. James United Church
This church (1887-1889) is a place of Protestant worship. Of neogothic style, it was designed by the architect Alexander Francis Dunlop. It emphasizes its apse and its organ (1889). The church is a historical monument since 1980 and Canada's historic place in 1996.
This church takes its name from the church of Rome, where the founder of the Jesuits is buried. Built in 1865 by an Irish architect, it is one of the oldest churches in Montreal. Recognized as a property classified in 2012.
  • Photo of Sain Patrick's Basilica
  • Photo of Sain Patrick's Basilica
Of neo-Gothic style, it begins its construction in 1843 and ends in 1847. It is one of the historical places of the Canadians with Irish descent, from there to the name that it has. It has a height of 69 meters, 71 meters long and 32 meters wide. This church is a good representation of the Canadian style. The Government of Quebec named the church a historical monument in 1985 and Canada's National Historic Place in 1990.
  • Photo of Plaza Vauquelin
  • Photo of Plaza Vauquelin
  • Photo of Plaza Vauquelin
Located between 'Champ de Mars' and Notre Dame street, and between the town hall and the old courthouse. From home for the Jesuits, to jail and even the courthouse, this place has been visited by numerous people and different groups. In the square you can see the captain of the French navy, Vauquelin, portrayed in a statue.
  • Photo of Ayuntamiento
  • Photo of Ayuntamiento
  • Photo of Ayuntamiento
Of typical French style, it is a building of style of the Second Empire (Napoleón III), constructed between 1872 and 1878. As a curiosity, in 1967, General de Gaulle (president of Francoia at that time) shouted from the balcony "Vive le Québec Libre", the only part of Canada independentista by its French roots against the Anglo-Saxon.
  • Photo of Mercado Bonsecour
  • Photo of Mercado Bonsecour
  • Photo of Mercado Bonsecour
Built between 1844 and 1852, it is recognized as a national historical site of Canada in 1984. Today it houses a large number of high fashion stores, art galleries, fashion stores, antique shops and of course good restaurants.
  • Photo of Castillo Ramezay
  • Photo of Castillo Ramezay
  • Photo of Castillo Ramezay
The name comes from the governor who had it built as a residence in 1705; sold to the Companies of the Indies was expanded in 1756. It was again the home of the new governor, military headquarters and also the courthouse. Finally, today inside we find the largest private museum in the history of Quebec. The castle is the first building classified historical monument by the government of Quebec in 1929.
  • Photo of Torre del Reloj y el Viejo Puerto
  • Photo of Torre del Reloj y el Viejo Puerto
  • Photo of Torre del Reloj y el Viejo Puerto
  • Photo of Torre del Reloj y el Viejo Puerto
  • Photo of Torre del Reloj y el Viejo Puerto
  • Photo of Torre del Reloj y el Viejo Puerto
The clock tower is located on the 'Quai de l'Horloge', formerly called Victoria Quay. This tower, was built between 1919 and 1922, commemorates the Marines of the Navy killed in the First World War. The tower has a clock built in England (it has the same mechanism as the Big Ben clock) and a lighthouse to guide the ships. It was classified as a federal heritage building in 1996. Formerly the old port was the social, economic and cultural center of Montreal (1611) with a high fur trade. Currently, the old port was restored and inaugurated in 1992 with the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the city of Montreal.
  • Photo of Museo Arqueológico y Antigua Aduana
  • Photo of Museo Arqueológico y Antigua Aduana
Built between 1836 and 1838, this building is characterized by its facade with columns. Placed in front of the river and in the old market. In 1997, it was recognized as Canada's National Historic Site. Today this building houses the museum of archeology and history of Montreal.
  • Photo of Basílica de Notre Dame
  • Photo of Basílica de Notre Dame
  • Photo of Basílica de Notre Dame
  • Photo of Basílica de Notre Dame
Neo-Gothic, the Basilica of Notre Dame de Montreal, is the oldest Catholic church in Montreal. Inside the basilica stands the impressive altar and the fascinating stained glass windows that show the religious history of Montreal. The organ is formed by almost 7000 tubes that in the afternoons of concerts surprises all the spectators. To access inside you have to pay.
  • Photo of Seminario de Saint Sulpice
  • Photo of Seminario de Saint Sulpice
It is the only seventeenth-century building in the Ville-Marie district, built between 1684-1687. What is striking is the large wooden clock that can be seen on the facade of the seminary, installed in 1701 and brought from France.
  • Photo of Plaza de Armas
  • Photo of Plaza de Armas
  • Photo of Plaza de Armas
It is a beautiful square, of the Vieux-Montreal, formed by the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Bank of Montreal (beautiful building simulating the Pantheon of Rome), the New York Life Building (first skyscraper of Canada), and the striking Art Deco building Alfred Building In the center there is a statue of one of the founders of the city. At the time that Montreal had a tram, this square was the central point.

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