A hip cultural itinerary in Montréal - Tourisme Montréal Blog


A hip cultural itinerary in Montréal

Montréal is always a good idea, and continues to be a top tourist destination for several reasons, one of which is the profusion of cultural highlights. World-class museums, music shows and art galleries abound for the enjoyment of culture-savvy travellers on the lookout for a fun new exhibition or an artsy café. The downtown area is particularly rich in these attractions and is a definite must during your next adventure in Montréal.



Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)

Visit to the sophisticated Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), where you will not only learn more about architecture in all its forms, but also discover fascinating contemporary art exhibitions, as well as the Centre’s beautiful gardens.

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Head to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to enjoy its acclaimed permanent collection. The Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Québec and Canadian Art, as well as the Family Lounge, are also mandatory stops.

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McCord Museum

Drop by the McCord Museum, the most important history museum in Canada, whose thought-provoking and gigantic permanent collection (some 1,400,000 items) exposes the secrets of Montréal’s history in a modern and interesting way.

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Grévin Montréal

Make sure to pay a visit to Grévin Montréal at the Eaton Centre. It’s the first North American branch of the famous Parisian museum, featuring over 120 wax figures of celebrities from Barack Obama to Michael Jackson.

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Sainte-Catherine Street

On Sainte-Catherine Street is the Belgo building, an historic five story industrial structure that once housed garment manufacturers and furriers. Today, the Belgo is a hub of contemporary visual arts and home to over 30 galleries and artist’s studios.

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Galerie MX

Gallery-hop on down to Galerie MX, a venue showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists. Aptly situated in the Quartier international, this creative hotspot brings together art pieces from all over the world. Welcome to the Montréal arts scene!

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Culture is in the air at the Quartier des spectacles

Montréal has established a tried and tested reputation as a city of culture where creativity in all its forms flourishes, emerges, and seduces year long, especially in the Entertainment District—the Quartier des spectacles. To help you experience some of the…

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Old Montréal: North American capital of urban culture

With over 370 years of history, Montréal is one of the oldest and most storied cities on the continent. Considered Canada’s Cultural Capital, Montréal is the perfect fusion of past, present and future—and down by the riverside in Old Montréal,…

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Jazz Fest: What to do between concerts

A favourite summertime happening,  the Montréal International Jazz Festival features more than 650 concerts over eleven days and nights, including 370 free outdoor shows in the buzzing Place des Festivals…but even the most ardent audiophiles have to take a break…

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