Although the line appeared long, we purchased our tickets and entered the magnificent Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal within 10 minutes. The church began as a small chapel located at Pointe a Calliere in 1642 serving the first 50 settlers to the area. As the area grew, a larger building was erected on it’s current site in the 1670’s. Outgrowing the building again, the current cathedral was built in the 1820’s. I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves but be sure to note the organ built in 1891 and the stained-glass windows added in 1929. For more information, click here.