Canada-Quebec & Montreal-09/22-9/29/2019

Old town, Quebec City, Canada
Old Quebec/Chateau Frontenac Rue du Petit Chaplain Rue du Tresor/L'hotel de Ville Fortifications La croix du sacrifice/Rue St. Jean Dinner Chez Boulay

We are now back to upper town with the Chateau Frontenac on the left.

Panoramic view.



Rue du Trésor

Rue due Trésor doubles as an outdoor art gallery.  Nestled between Chateau Frontenac and Notre Dame de Quebec Basilica Cathedral, it attracts a host of artists who display their work on the all lining the narrow street.

Rue du Trésor was founded in the 60's by enterprising fine arts students, who decided to exhibit their owrk on the walls of the rue du Trésor (literally:treasure street") and never looked back since.


Rue du Jardin

Place de L'hôtel de ville-City Hall square


The City Hall is located in the heart of the Old Quebec and was inaugurated in 1896.


The city hall was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984. The building is also located within the "Arrondissement historique du Vieux-Québec" (Historic District of Old Quebec), a district that was designated under provincial heritage legislation in 1963 and listed as a World Heritage Site in 1985.


Located on rue des Jardins and designed by architect Georges-Émile Tanguay (1858-1923).


The building used a mixture of Classical, Medieval and Châteauesque elements.


The Edifice price building (tall building).


The Édifice Price (English: Price Building) is an 18-floor (originally 16) skyscraper.  Built in 1930-1931 amid controversy for Price Brothers Limited, it is the tallest building in the Old Quebec historical district, and one of the oldest skyscrapers in Canada.

 In 2001, it became the location of an official residence for the Premier of Quebec, which occupies two of the upper floors.

The tall tower you see is part of the cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec


As you can see the cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de Quebec is under renovation.


Panoramic view of rue Buade with the Cathedral in the back and the monument of the cardinal Tashcherau on the right.


I am not sure if the Cathedral was open or not.  There is an iron gate so we could not go in but I see people in there.


I just took a picture by sticking my hands inside the iron gate.


The inside looks really opulent.


Monument Cardinal-Taschereau located in a small park in a busy part of the tourist district near Town Hall and the Basilica Notre-Dame de Québec.


The monument honors Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau (February 17, 1820--April 12, 1898). He was the Archbishop of Quebec and the first Canadian Cardinal.


Back on the street... horse carriage.

Next... Fortifications




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