Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Notre-Dame Basilica-Cathedral, Quebec City, QC

Gord and I checked out Notre-Dame Basilica-Cathedral today.

It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, the oldest in the New World north of Mexico. It is also the parish church of the oldest parish in North America and the first church in North America to be elevated to the rank of minor basilica by Pope Pius IX in 1874. It is a National Historic Site of Canada.

Located on this site since 1647, the Cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries. Four governors of New France and the bishops of Quebec are buried in the crypt, including François de Laval, Quebec's first bishop.

It was gorgeous inside.

Gift shop

1 comment:

Teresa said...

What a lovely church.