Tour to Quebec City
June 18th, 2014
Are you looking for travel info on Quebec City? This travelogue focuses on Quebec City in Canada, wonderful UNESCO city and oldest capital of the North American continent, offering the opportunity to spend some pleasant day in this picturesque corner of Quebec. Although a complete tour of the city and surrounding area require a couple of full days, you can also visit Quebec City as a day tour from Montreal using tour buses.
The first building that catches your eye as soon as you arrive in Quebec City is probably the Château Frontenac (Fairmont Le Château Frontenac), a structure completed at the end of the 19th century, built on top of a hill, that is currently an hotel with capacity for thousands of people.
The tour in Quebec City begins from Basse-Ville (lower town), the neighborhood at the foot of the hill, where the Royal Square (Place Royale) and the ancient church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires are located. The construction of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires began in 1687 to end in 1723 and, over the following centuries, has received numerous maintenance and restoration works.
Pictures of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church in Quebec City.
Photos of Basse-Ville district of Quebec City. This narrow street is home to some of the most antique shops of the North American continent.
A large fresco recently painted (Fresque des Québécois), illustrates the history of Quebec, starting from 4 centuries ago.
The tour to Quebec City continues moving to the upper parts of the city by cable car.
More photos of the old hotel Château Frontenac, a structure that has the reputation of being the most photographed hotel in the world (Quebec City is visited each year by 2-3 million tourists coming from all parts of the planet).
The uptown of Quebec City offers captivating views of the St. Lawrence River, not far from the estuary of the Atlantic Ocean.
Photo of the Cathedral of Quebec City dedicated to the Trinity (Holy Trinity), the Anglican church built in 1800 and consecrated in the same period. The interior of the church has a neoclassic style.
Morrin building in Quebec City, which was also built in 1800 and housed the prisons.
Photos of Quebec City, walking through the old streets of the city.
The Treasury street, recently converted to an open-air art gallery.
The tour in Quebec City continues walking among old and modern shops.
Photos of the basilica Notre-Dame of Quebec, a richly decorated church in the Baroque style and declared a historical monument in 1966.
Taking photos in Quebec City.
Photos of Montmorency Falls. If the time at your disposal during your tour to Quebec City permits, a few kilometers from the city you can visit the Montmorency Falls. The falls are 84 meters high and 46 meters wide. Optionally, there is also a cable car that leads to the top of the waterfall, from where you can go back even on foot in about 2-3 hours, hiking through beautiful scenery.