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Best Religious Sites in Quebec City

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Chapelle des Jésuites

Built in 1817, Chapelle des Jésuites is one of the earliest places of worship in the old city. Right from the eye-catching steeple to the stellar architectural features inside, the original features of the church have been well-preserved. Designed by renowned architect, Francois Baillarge, the church features notable works of historic art including the striking stained-glass windows as well as statues. The church provides reading material for those keen to know more about its history and features, and also offers guided tours. Call for more information.

Quebec City, QC, Canada
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Chalmers-Wesley United Church

The imposing spire of this magnificent Neo-Gothic edifice is one of the most recognizable in the old city. Built in the 1850s, Chalmers-Wesley United Church is an extremely well-preserved monument, with stellar architectural details and original features. As you step-in, the stained glass windows from the late 19 Century will take your breath away. The sanctuary, with its original woodwork itself is worth admiring. Besides worship services, the church is actively involved in music and hosts a very popular Summer Concert Series. Check website for more.

Quebec City, QC, Canada
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Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

One of the foremost Anglican cathedrals that were erected beyond the British Isles region, The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is a neoclassic Palladian structure that was built in 1804. Part of the historic section of Old Quebec, this church features an impressive bell tower and was added to the National Historic Sites of Canada in 1989. The church premises are also available on a rental basis for concerts and weddings; check website for details.

Quebec City, QC, Canada
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Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec

Built in the year 1647 and replacing a former chapel, the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica Cathedral is a listed World Heritage Church and the first of its kind to be elevated to the rank of minor basilica. The church is a fine example of Neo-classical architecture and its interior was designed by Jean Baillairgé. A tour to the cathedral would take you through the main features of the cathedral that includes the stained glass windows, paintings and the tomb of Quebec's first bishop, François de Laval.

Quebec City, QC, Canada
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Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

With a history dating back to the 17th Century, Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires is one of the oldest places of worship in the city. The colonial French architecture of this building is breathtaking, and the church is a highlight of the Place Royale, attracting hordes of tourists throughout the year. The original church structure has sustained significant damage due to various factors including war, throughout its history, but has been restored to its former glory. In addition to worship services, the church hosts numerous events and concerts throughout the year.

Quebec City, QC, Canada
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