Discover the spiritual and religious sites of historic and downtown Montréal with this chapter taken from the Ulysses Guide to Spiritual and Religious Journeys in Québec.
This tour begins at the threshold of Québec’s metropolis, in the historic area of Old Montréal. The "Montréalistes" (first Montrealers) arrived in 1642 and construction of the first places of worship followed. You will be visiting those that have contributed the most to the cultural, social, economic and religious development of the colony of Ville-Marie, as Montréal was then known, and the city it would grow into. Under the auspices of religious communities that have long competed to build the most prestigious place of worship, these Catholic and Anglican churches ensured the endurance of their faiths.
In full colour and lavishly illustrated with magnificent photos, this chapter includes detailed descriptions of each sacred site, as well as thematic sidebars for additional information. Practical details are provided for each site, including contact information, admission and opening hours. The chapter also features a precise map showing the itinerary and the location of each site and attraction.