Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral
A Roman Catholic Church that has the distinction of being a National Historic Site of Canada.
Established in 1647, The Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral is a beautiful sight to behold. Although it was destroyed twice by fire and had to be rebuilt, its glorius archtecture has not been diminished. It was constructed in the Neo-Classical style and has ornate stained glass windows, golden sculptures and a baldachin designed and built by renowned French Canadian artist François Baillairgé. It was the first church in the city to be constructed out of stone and was designated as a basilica in 1874 by Pope Pius IX because of the large number of pilgrimages it attracts.
Today, the church continues to hold mass for parishioners, and visitors are also welcome to tour the basilica. In commemoration of its 350th anniversary, a Holy Door was built, a rarity in the Roman Catholic Church. It's the only Holy Door outside of Europe and the seventh in the world.