June 20, 2017
Montreal is an amazing city with numerous things to offer visitors. This beautiful city reached close to 10 million visitors in 2016 alone! Between the shops, restaurants, nightlife and cultural attractions, there is something for everyone. Among the most popular places to visit, do not miss these 5 attractions in Montreal.
The Casino of Montreal
Located on Notre-Dame Island, the Casino of Montreal offers a unique experience. Stunning menus, unique activities and a festive atmosphere characterize this attractions. Not to mention that it offers a diversified program: shows, musical performances and even boxing galas. Inaugurated in 1993, it has 9 floors, 120 gaming tables as well as 4,800 slot machines and other electronic games. This Casino is sure to make you live an exhilarating experience.
The Olympic Stadium
A symbolic building in Montreal, the Olympic Stadium was built for the 1976 Olympic Games. Visitors can board the funicular to reach the top of the Tower. The view of the city at 360 degrees is striking! Several free entertainments and outdoor events are also offered on the Esplanade of the Olympic Stadium throughout the year.
The Saint-Joseph Oratory
St. Joseph’s Oratory is the largest church in Canada and a favorite pilgrimage for followers of Brother André. Brother Andres had a reputation for healing the handicapped and sick. The church has an extensive collection of canes and crutches from those he healed. When the weather’s nice you can visit the breathtaking garden next to the church that holds marble statues of the Ways of the Cross.
The Basilique Notre-DameThe largest monument in Old Montreal
This basilica was designed by the Irish architect James O'Donnell between 1824 and 1829. The interior is built in medieval style, with walnut wood sculptures, stained glass windows, stars 24-carat gold on a vaulted blue ceiling and one of the largest organs in North America. In addition, you can see a brand new light and sound show entitled "Aura", made by the internationally renowned Quebec firm Moment Factory.
The Bell Center
If sports are your passion, the Bell Center is the place to go. Home of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadians, it is considered one of the world’s busiest arenas. Unlike many other arenas, the seating has been sloped steeply to improve sight lines throughout. The Bell Center is also used for many concert and other entertainment. For a schedule of events, check their website directly.
After a great day sightseeing these things to do in Montreal, kick back and relax at one of Montreal’s convivial hotels, Hotel Le Roberval. With its comfortable rooms and modern amenities, it is a favorite for tourists and locals alike.
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