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Mount Royal Cemetery
Camilien-Houde Parkway or de la Forêt Road Montréal (Québec) H2V 2P9
(514) 279-7358 (514) 279-0049
Mont-Royal METRO 11
Founded in 1852 and designated a National Historic Site in 2000, the Mount Royal Cemetery is one of the oldest rural cemeteries in North America. The cemetery's 165 acres are located on the north flank of Mount Royal, and is home to century old trees and 145 species of birds. Historical guided tours recall the life of famous figures of past centuries buried here.
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
3800 Queen-Mary Road
Montréal, Québec, H3V 1H6
(514) 733-8211 Fax: (514) 733-9735
Saint Joseph's Oratory atop Mount Royal is one of the world's most visited shrines, with a primitive chapel, a votive chapel, a crypt and the basilica, was started in 1904. The basilica's huge dome accommodates 10,000 worshippers and reaches 97 metres and is second only in height to Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. The basilica's great organs and 52 bell chimes will occasionally rekindle solemn works of great composers.
4601 de la Côte-des-Neiges Road Montréal (Québec) H3V 1B7
(514) 735-1361 (514) 735-3019
This still active Catholic cemetery is a beautiful sites..
Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal
2940, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7
(514) 343-6111, ext. 4694 fax: (514) 343-2183
Université-de-Montréal Metro Station
The Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal is located on campus, with a wide variety of temporary exhibitions on themes ranging from science to the arts. Free admission. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Chalet du mont Royal
Top of Mount Royal
(514) 872-3911 fax: (514) 872-1505
Mont-Royal METRO, bus # 11
Mount Royal Chalet was inaugurated in 1932, with the walls of its spacious interior decorated with pictures (many by famous painters) tracing the history of Montréal. The Kondiaronk scenic lookout, in front of the Chalet, provides a memorable view of the downtown area and the St. Lawrence River.
Montréal Holocaust Memorial Museum
5151 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road Montréal (Québec) H3W 1M6
(514) 345-2605 (514) 344-2651
Canada's first Holocaust Museum educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the destructive powers of hatred, and against anti-Semitism and intolerance. Over 350 artifacts, 400 photographs and 20 films concretize the cruel reality of one of the most incomprehensible events in human history. $5.00 Admission for all ages. Group rates available. Open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. November to February: Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Cross atop Mount Royal
Mont-Royal METRO and bus # 11
Erected in 1924, the cross atop Mount Royal recalls January 6, 1643, when Maisonneuve, the founder of Montréal, kept his promise to carry a wooden cross on Mount Royal if the young colony survived the threat of flooding. Today, the cross stands 30 metres (98 feet) high and when lit at night, can be seen from miles away.
Université de Montréal
2900 Édouard-Montpetit Blvd.
(514) 343-6111 Université-de-Montréal Metro station
The Université de Montréal welcomes more than 50,000 students and gives out more than 8,400 degrees every year, of which 2,500 are masters degrees and doctorates. It is second among Canadian universities for grants and research contracts and has two affiliated schools, the École Polytechnique and the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC). The university's main building was designed by architect Ernest in Art Deco style, was completed in 1943.
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