The past is the present

Cité mémoire, Old Montreal

Pointe-à-Callière Museum, 350 Place Royale

Visit the actual birthplace of Montreal! The only museum in North America built directly atop an authentic archaeological site, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of History and Archaeology offers a uniquely fascinating underground exhibit - an extraordinary, up-close look at the past.

Basilica of Notre-Dame, 110 Notre Dame St. W.

A masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, Notre-Dame Basilica was built between 1824 and 1829. The magnificent interior in wood and the boldly modern design of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur Chapel, captivate hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. 

The Banks of St-Jacques St.

At the turn of the 20th century, prosperous Montreal was Canada's financial core, as witnessed by the stunning architecture and interiors of her wealthiest banks. Download the architecture app on your iPhone to see for yourself! offers an interactive guide in English on the walking tours highlighting Old Montreal's architectural treasures.

Bonsecours Chapel Museum, 400 St-Paul St. E.

See Montreal's first church and a unique archaeological site. Top your visit with a stunning panoramic view of the city and the river from the chapel observatory.

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