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Built in the Palladian Revival style by ace architect John Ostell, the old custom house was the first of its kind in the city. Built between 1836 and 1838, the building, embodying the glorious history of Montreal, is located amongst many other historically significant structures. Now a part of the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, the site functions as a gift shop and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada as of 1997.
The Montreal Clock Tower is located in the Old Port region of Montreal. Clocking hours since its inaugural in 1919, it replicates the Big Ben of London. Apart from that, its light guided the sailors safely, thereby playing the role of a lighthouse.
Anchored by a long glass-covered promenade, the World Trade Centre Montréal fuses the facades of eleven historic buildings to form a contemporary look that is both practical and breathtaking. The promenade is built on the Ruelle des Fortifications, following the original lines of the city's 18th Century walls. It features a spectacular black granite fountain. It is connected to the Underground City.
This bridge stretches across the St. Lawrence River and was built as a part of the facilities that were erected for Expo 67.
One of the oldest commercial buildings of Montreal, Wilson Chambers, was built between 1868 to 1869. This elegant building is made of stone in Gothic-Revival style of architecture. Influences of Italianate as well as Second Empire style of architecture are also seen. This five storey tall structure displays pointed arched and smooth glass windows. A visit to this building will not disappoint you.
One of the oldest churches of Montreal, St. Patrick's Basilica, was built in 1847. The beautiful church building is made of stone in Gothic-Revival style of architecture. The interiors are decorated with ornate paintings, mosaics and stained glass windows.