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Churches of Montreal

Mark Twain once said about Montreal that you can't throw a rock without breaking a stained glass window. At the time there were an incredible number of churches dotted around downtown Montreal. Many of them have since been demolished, although some were rebuilt elsewhere in town.

Why so many churches? Montreal has long been a multicultural and multiconfessional city. Practically every neighbourhood saw a need for parallel French and Irish Catholic churches and quite often churches for Anglican, United Church, Baptist and other Christian denominations too.

Another reason is the wide range of Catholic religious orders that put down roots here. At the end of the 19th century, Bishop Bourget invited a number of French religious communities to establish houses here in hope of reducing the religious monopoly long held by the powerful Sulpicians. Some churches were even built before having a parish assigned to them.

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St. Joseph's Oratory
3800 chemin Queen-Mary
Borough Côte-des-Neiges
8 Floors
1937
7.73 /10 : 475 votes
5 pictures
St. Joseph's Oratory
Saint-Pierre Apotre Church
1201 de la Visitation Street
Borough Centre-Sud
8 Floors
1853
6.9 /10 : 189 votes
8 pictures
Saint-Pierre Apotre Church
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Montreal
110 Notre-Dame Street West
Borough Old Montreal
7 Floors
1829
7.88 /10 : 372 votes
25 pictures
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Montreal
Sainte-Brigide de Kildare Church
1151 Alexandre-DeSève Street / René-Lévesque
Borough Centre-Sud
7 Floors
1878
7.85 /10 : 86 votes
7 pictures
Sainte-Brigide de Kildare Church
Outremont St. Viateur Church
1175 Laurier Avenue West
Borough Outremont
6 Floors 45 M
1913
6.93 /10 : 267 votes
8 pictures
Outremont St. Viateur Church
Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End Church
5037 Saint-Dominique Street
Borough Mile-end
6 Floors
1858
7.45 /10 : 321 votes
14 pictures
 Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End Church
Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge of Hochelaga Church
1855 Dézéry Street / Ontario
Borough Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
6 Floors
1877
6.91 /10 : 226 votes
9 pictures
Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge of Hochelaga Church
Austrian and Hungarian Synagogue
Rue Milton / Rue Clark
Borough Plateau Mont-Royal
6 Floors
1903
7.44 /10 : 41 votes
Austrian and Hungarian Synagogue
St. Gabriel's Church
2157 Centre Street
Borough Pointe Saint-Charles
6 Floors
1895
6.95 /10 : 171 votes
8 pictures
St. Gabriel's Church
Sainte-Geneviève Church
16037 Gouin Boulevard West
Borough Ouest de l'Ile
6 Floors
1845
7.79 /10 : 42 votes
2 pictures
Sainte-Geneviève Church

Several buildings in the « Churches » section are also classified according to their former use. For the same reason they may appear in two differents sections


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