Montreal City Hall 3.8 rating

  Landmarks

Also called the Hotel de Ville, the Montreal City Hall on Place Jacques-Cartier was the first building in Canada to be constructed purely for administrative purposes. Designed by Henri-Maurice Perrault in French Second Empire style, it was built over 6 years from 1872 to 1878. The magnificent limestone exterior has ornate balconies, turrets, chimneys, dormers and copper mansard roofs, with a clock above the colonnaded portico. The main balcony is the historic site from where French President General de Gaulle cheered on crowds with his controversial 'Vive le Québec libre!' (Long live free Québec).

Free guided tours are available in July-August. Inside the building, you can visit the Council Chamber as well as the Hall of Honour, which has scenes of rural Quebec and portraits of every Montreal mayor. Furnished in marble and bronze, it has Art Deco lamps, stained glass windows, and hand-carved ceiling from which hangs a majestic 1 tonne chandelier. There are also regular exhibitions on display.

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About Montreal City Hall

 5723 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, Canada

 +1 514-770-7773

 http://ville.montreal.qc.ca

Montreal City Hall and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Lachine Canal

Lachine Canal(1.9 km)
A National Historic Site of Canada, it is a recreational canal with boating in summer and ice-skating in winter.

Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica(0.5 km)
The Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal is the city's most spectacular church.

Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site

Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site(0.3 km)
Reconstruction of two 19th century Victorian homes.

Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum

Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum(0.3 km)
Built in 1655, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, is the oldest stone church in Montreal.

Bonsecours Market

Bonsecours Market(0.2 km)

Habitat 67

Habitat 67(1.3 km)
This visually striking residential building was created by architect Moshe Safdie for Expo 67.

The Underground City

The Underground City(1.3 km)
The Underground City in Montreal is the largest underground complex in the world, spanning a vast network of underground malls and passageways throughout the downtown area.

McGill University Campus

McGill University Campus(1.8 km)
The lower section of McGill's campus is composed mainly of nineteenth century neoclassical buildings and is definitely worth a ten minute stroll.

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