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Pay a visit to Parliament Building, a grandiose eight-floor structure that houses the Parliament of Quebec. Built in the late 19th century and designed by architect Eugene-Etienne Tache, the imposing structure stands at 52 m (171 feet) tall overlooking the St. Lawrence River on top of Parliament Hill. View the Second Empire-style facade, an eclectic mix of early European styles, adorned with 22 statues of notable people from the province's history. Take a tour of the interior to learn more about the history and architecture of the building, and to see the National Assembly and Council chambers. To visit Parliament Building and get the most from your holiday in Quebec City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Quebec City online route planner.
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Our guide Matthew is an historian and was a font of information and interesting details. So glad we added this to our trip. It is a true People’s’ House. Highly recommended.
Our guide Matthew is an historian and was a font of information and interesting details. So glad we added this to our trip. It is a true People’s’ House. Highly recommended. more »
Registered for a free tour of the parliament buildings - very interesting. You need to show up half hour before your tour to go through Security etc. Neat to be able to sit in for short while on an.... more
Registered for a free tour of the parliament buildings - very interesting. You need to show up half hour before your tour to go through Security etc. Neat to be able to sit in for short while on an.... more »
The visitor center is new since 2019 and architectural designed very well in preserving the historic context of the building. Make your reservations online the day before and it is free. We missed..... more
The visitor center is new since 2019 and architectural designed very well in preserving the historic context of the building. Make your reservations online the day before and it is free. We missed..... more »
For the free tour, this is pretty good option, especially if you have kids and don’t want to roam around in the sun. The place is super clean and is very well maintained (of course) and has some really beautiful rooms to look at. The entry and the overall experience is very seamless. Would recommend it if you are a tourist and visiting Quebec. Please note that a valid identity card issued by the government is necessary to ensure safety and security.
I had the opportunity to visit the magnificent parliament building today and it was truly an awe-inspiring experience. The grandeur of the building's exterior left me speechless. The intricate details and exquisite architecture are a testament to the rich history and culture of Quebec. Despite being over a century old, the building is meticulously maintained, and the grand entrance serves as a fitting introduction to the grandeur within. Visitors can choose to take a guided tour or explore the building at their own pace. What's more, admission is complimentary! As I stepped inside, I was taken aback by the modern and contemporary feel of the tour area. The ambiance was welcoming, and I could sense the excitement building up as I embarked on my tour. As I progressed through the building, I was captivated by the beauty of the stained windows and the intricate design of the colorful interior. The blend of modern and traditional elements seamlessly integrated, providing a unique contrast that made the building stand out. One of the most enriching aspects of my visit was learning about the Quebec government branch. It was fascinating to discover the political history of Quebec, and the inner workings of the government. It was inspiring to see how the people of Quebec have shaped the course of their history. I would highly recommend this landmark to anyone visiting Quebec City.
What a beautiful building - inside and out! It is incredible that the Quebec government allows visitors to visit the museums and spaces inside for free and allows photography as well. The highlights of the parliament building were the library and, of course, the Blue Room of the National Assembly. Be sure to bring a government-issued Photo ID or else you will not be allowed inside! I was forced to go back to my hotel room to get my passport...
Hey look at the photo, looks like the Parliament installed a solar light bulb 😎 The last time I was here was back in spring 2019 when most of the things were still covered in ice and snow. The fountain was all wrapped up for winter as well. I was lucky that the weather was so nice with blue sky and a few white clouds as the background. The Parliament building is beautiful and the sculptures on the building are very interesting as well.
The parliament building is beautiful and the grandeur of it is awe-inspiring. There is plenty to observe and look at from the architecture and the statues of previous government figures. The grounds are also spectacular, with gorgeous gardens that are very well maintained. There is no cost to visit, so it is certainly worth a visit if you are already in the area. Even if you aren't a gardener, I think most people will appreciate the beauty of these gardens and find some enjoyment in exploring them all. When I visited, it was already late, so the building was closed, but entry to the building is otherwise normally free, so you can explore inside as well, which would also be a great educational experience for the kids. Not sure how well known this is, but there is also an extensive vegetable garden that visitors can freely use. My kids were very excited about that part and we took home a few things to enjoy with our dinner that evening.
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