Notre Dame Cathedral
In the heart of Montreal, on Arts Square, is Canada’s national historic landmark – Notre Dame Basilica – one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
The cathedral, containing up to nine thousand parishioners, was erected in 1829 according to the design of James O’Donnell, an architect who revived the Gothic style. Therefore, from the outside the cathedral looks somewhat gloomy with its seventy-meter pointed peaked bell towers, which are directed upward. It is noteworthy that the ringing of one of the ten-ton bells, called Jean-Baptiste, is heard at a distance of 25 kilometers from the temple. Continue reading