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Montreal

city in Quebec, Canada

284km

45.5-73.6
Sights

Édifice Price

The official residence of the prime minister of Quebec is the only skyscraper within the city walls. It has 18 floors and was built during the 1930s.

56m

46.81308333-71.20813889

Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

This is the oldest hospital in the Americas north of Mexico, and a national historic site. Founded in 1639 by the Augustines de la Miséricorde de Jésus, it was administered by them until 1962. Nowadays it's part of a network of university hospitals.

311m

46.81521111-71.21062778

Château Frontenac

Quebec City icon. Claimed to be the most photographed hotel in North America. Stay the night if you can (see Sleep) and pop in for a martini if you can't (see Drink).

362m

46.81194444-71.205

Terrasse Dufferin

Boardwalk along (east of) the Chateau Frontenac. Offers a grand view of the St. Lawrence River, running from the statue of Champlain/the top of the Funiculare to the bottom steps of the Governors' Walk, with covered gazebos protruding out for even better views of Lower Town along the way.

459m

46.8111-71.2043

Port of Quebec

parish municipality near Quebec City, Canada

705m

46.821-71.204

Parliament Building (Quebec)

The provincial legislature of Quebec, located in an impressive neoclassical-style building just outside the city walls. Tours are available in both French and English on non-sitting days, and proceedings (French only) may be watched from the public galleries when in session. You will need to show some photo ID (Canadian driver's licence or passport) and go through security screening to be allowed to enter. Unlike many other legislative buildings, the parliamentary restaurant is open to public.

786m

46.808762-71.214178

Festival d'été de Québec

Beginning to mid-July, a lot of cheap music shows (you buy a button for $45 and it gives you access to all the shows, for the 11 days of the festival) in and around the Old Town, with international and local artists (for example in 2004, The Nits, Wyclef Jean, Bérurier Noir in 2010, Iron maiden, The Black Eyed Peas, Santana, Rush, Arcade and Rammstein).

1.7km

46.8017-71.2211

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Located on the Battlefields park, the mission of this art museum is to promote and preserve Québec art of all periods and to ensure a place for international art through temporary exhibitions. You can also visit the old prison of Quebec City, which is now one of the two main pavilions of the museum. The annex was designed by renowned architectural firm OMA.

2.2km

46.798889-71.224722

Government House (Quebec)

Residence of past lieutenant-governors from 1870-1966 and spread over 24 hectares (59 acres), this garden features heritage buildings, wooded areas and gardens.

4.0km

46.7888889-71.24

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Quebec City

Canada
Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. It sits at a commanding position on cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence Seaway. Quebec City's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of only two cities in North America with its original city walls. Quebec is a city of about 700,000 residents.

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