Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: Dec 26 and Jan 1.
- audio tour
- Free admission
Nestled between modern buildings, Christ Church Cathedral figures prominently in the downtown core overtop an underground shopping centre.
Designated a National Historic Site of Canada and a Historical Monument by the Government of Québec, Christ Church Cathedral is a rare example of Anglican Gothic Revival architecture designed by British architect Frank Wills. Built between 1857 and 1859, it was one of the first of its kind in Canada.
Inside and out, the Cathedral features magnificent details reminiscent of the medieval style of church architecture in England: the cruciform, geometric massing set under a steep gabled roof; tower with spire over the crossing; an elaborate stone façade; open timber ceiling; stained glass windows; and hierarchical interior plan with evolving artistic flourishes.
An oasis of peace in the hustle and bustle of downtown, the Cathedral also presents free weekly concerts every Saturday at 4:00 p. m. The picturesque cloister garden behind the Cathedral is dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg, Hero of Humanity, who saved thousands of Jews from concentration camps during World War II.
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