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The church is sometimes used for choral performances.The balconies offer a nice view over Côte-des-Neiges to the University of Montreal and beyond; public access to a new observatory at the top of the dome was announced but has been delayed sine die.Peter's in Rome, down to a copy of Bernini's baldacchino over the altar.Even at this scale the church is pretty grandiose in effect. James Cathedral, it was rededicated in 1955 to Mary, Queen of the World. Peter's has statues of the apostles along the roofline, Montreal's cathedral has more of a mix.
Badly damaged in a fire in 1978, it was reconstructed in a traditional form, but with a massive altarpiece in a modern style by Quebec artist Charles Daudelin. 1085 rue de la Cathédrale – 514-866-1661 – Metro Bonaventure Official website – Wikipedia page – Panoramic view Completed in 1894, Montreal's Roman Catholic cathedral was designed as a 1/3-size replica of St.
It's a neogothic building dating from 1829, constructed on the site of a much older and smaller church which had been outgrown by its parishioners.
Its interior decoration took several decades between the original completion and the 1880s.
There are several large paintings of events in the history of Nouvelle-France and one detects no ironic intent in passing from a depiction of the conversion of the "savage" to another showing a fiery attack on the colony.
400 Saint-Paul East – 514-282-8670 – Metro Champ-de-Mars Official website – Wikipedia page – Panoramic view First established in 1657 by Marguerite Bourgeoys, the current building dates from 1771; its faade dates from 1890.