Quebec has a rich history in the Catholic faith. Though many people do not practice this religion anymore, the churches have remained. Some are still used for places of worship, but others have been turned into stores or buildings for others uses. Here are four beautiful churches that you must see while you are in Quebec City!
1. Église Saint-Roch
L'Église Saint-Roch is modeled after the architecture of the middle ages. It is the largest church in Quebec reaching 265 feet in length and 150 feet in height. It was constructed between the years 1914-1923 in the place of other churches that were in this same spot. The exterior is made of black granite from the nearby river Rivière-à-Pierre. The interior is made of Saskatchewan marble that has visible fossils in it. It can seat 1,250 people in its pews and is still used for worship today.
2. Église Saint-Charles-de-Limoilou
3. Église Saint-Michel de Sillery
Église Saint-Michel de Sillery was built in 1854. The original building was a sanctuary built by the Jesuits in 1644. In front of the church are statues dedicated to Canadian Martyrs, as well as a very large statue of Marie-Immaculée. The view from outside the church is incredible. From the lookout point you can see the beautiful St. Lawrence River, the city of Levi across the river, and even down into Old Quebec up the river. It is quite the panorama!
4. Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires
So if you ever go to Québec City, make sure to go for a long walk and you would be surprised how many beautiful churches and other buildings you will find. This is just a taste of beauty of Québec City.
All the photos in this article were taken by me.
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