Basilica Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Quebec

A beautiful European style cathedral founded on this site in 1647 in Upper Town. Over the years it had to be rebuilt due to fire but the current layout follows the original architectural plan. The altar as well as the craftsmanship makes this a site to see. Inside is historic artwork and rotating exhibits such as nativities from around the world during the holiday season. The Basilica also holds much history as four governors of New France, the bishops of the diocese of Québec and a funerary chapel dedicated to François de Laval are located here.

But besides the artwork, history and beauty of the structure it’s a great place to enjoy a moment of solitude right in the heart of the city.