Old Montreal is the city's historical quarter, located on the south of the island of Montreal, facing Notre-Dame Island. It is bordered by University Street and the Bonaventure Expressway to the west, the Rene Levesque Boulevard to the north, Wolfe to the east and the Saint Lawrence River to the south. Old Montreal is located in Ville-Marie, near the downtown features many attractions and is one of the most visited areas in Quebec and even Canada. There are many restaurants and bars in the area with a reputation that far exceeds the borders of the city. Yet the touristy bent of the neighbourhood has not prevented it from being the site of many new condo projects over the last few years. The area will interest those wanting to live in a magnificent neighbourhood... and who have the means to make this dream a reality.
Features and attractions:
The neighbourhood has many attractions, and as such, this list is not exhaustive:
- Champ de Mars, Place d'Armes and Square Victoria metro stations (orange line)
- Place D'armes, surrounded by magnificent historical buildings from Montreal's economic golden age: The Bank of Montreal Building and the New York Life Building dating back to 1887-1889
- The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
- City Hall
- Place Jacques Cartier, probably Montreal's most singularly famous place
- The Chateau Ramezay Museum
- Sir-George-Etienne-Cartier National Historic Site
- The Jacques-Viger Building
- The Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum
- The Bonsecours Market
- Montreal's History Centre
- The Pointe-a-Calliere archaeological and historical museum
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