If you are planning your holiday, Montreal is a finest destination to choose. Montreal’s museums, landmarks, shopping districts and nightclubs provide plenty of entertainment. If you are visiting during the winter, escape the cold by heading down to the shopping malls and museums of the Underground City. From centuries-old landmarks to festivals featuring the biggest bands in the world today, Montreal is both a modern and classic city that’s everything except boring. In this article, we are bringing you some activities you should do while you are in Montreal.
Visit Basilique Notre-Dame
The Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the finest of its kind, with one of the most ornate gothic facades in the world, and a strikingly beautiful chapel at the back. Built in the Gothic Revival style, the church is highly decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is decorated in blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold.
Taste the local craft beers
If you are in Montreal, you will not want to miss, taste the local craft beers. They take the art of microbrewing very seriously, and it’s not a coincidence most brewpubs are continuously packed. If you’d rather have an expert show you around, there’s even a Montreal craft beer guided tour.
Visit Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
While the museum’s permanent collection is a fascinating glimpse into the Canadian history of arts, what really steals the show is the temporary exhibitions. Grand scale, big-ticket items, famous names, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has welcomed the works of artists like Chihuly, Rodin, Warhol, Gaultier and many more.
Local Montreal Food Tours
If you are around, you should take a taste of local Montreal food. Among all the foods, poutine is a good grab to bite. There are plenty of places where you can grab good poutine in Montreal, but here are a few best places: La Banquise (994 Rachel Est), Poutineville (1365 Ontario), Montreal Pool Room (1217 St-Laurent), Frite Alors! (2 De La Commune Est) and Patati Patata (4177 St-Laurent).
Visit Parc du Mont-Royal Park
This 761-foot hill from which Montreal got its name is the largest of the city’s parks. Towering over central Montreal, Parc du Mont-Royal is frequented by joggers, picnickers, dog walkers and bicyclists throughout the year. During the warmer months, you can rent row boats to take on the park’s Lac des Castors, while the Chalet du Mont-Royal offers breathtaking park and city views any time of year.
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