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    Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

    October 5, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    As part of a tour of the city we visited the Notre-Dame Basilica. The ornate decoration all carved in wood is stunning.

    Built in the Gothic Revival style, the church is highly decorated. The vaults are coloured deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is decorated in blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. It is filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings and several religious statues. Unusual for a church, the stained glass windows along the walls of the sanctuary do not depict biblicalscenes, but rather scenes from the religious history of Montreal. It also has a Casavant Frères pipe organ, dated 1891, which comprises four keyboards, 92 stops using electropneumatic action and an adjustable combination system, 7000 individual pipes and a pedal board.Read more