Visiting Québec City – sights and attractions

At the Quebec Citadel, ©Bryn Pinzgauer/Flickr

At the Quebec Citadel, ©Bryn Pinzgauer/Flickr

The wonderful city of Québec is located in the province with the same name in the beautiful country of Canada. The city is one of the treasured World Heritage sites of UNESCO and it is surrounded by magnificent landscapes. There are all kinds of activities and one can find something fun in several categories.

Visit Québec city, learn more about Canadian culture and history, try the best traditional foods and join in the outdoor activities and international events. Take a look at the fortifications of the city and go for a walk in the splendid nature in Old Québec.

History lessons at Old Québec

Old Québec is a shiny gem among the treasures of UNESCO world heritages sites. This marvelous place is practically alive with history. The two main defensive buildings of the city are located in this area: the Citadel and the Fortifications of Québec. Also some fabulous religious buildings can be found in this part of the city such as the Jesuits Chapel, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the Notre-Damme-de-Québec Basilica Catherdral.

Québec City by nigh, ©elPadawan/Flickr

Québec City by nigh, ©elPadawan/Flickr

Québec on the defense – Fortifications of Québec

Québec is the last remaining fortified city of North America. Visit the fortifications of Old Québec, come and learn 4.6 km long defense system and learn more about it. You can take a guided your around the fortifications and enjoy the magnificent views. Stop by the Artillery Park and on Dufferin Terrace at the Frontenac kiosk. Walk along the walls and soak up the historical atmosphere.

Quebec City - Fortification Wall, ©David Paul Ohmer/Flickr

Quebec City – Fortification Wall, ©David Paul Ohmer/Flickr

The Citadel

This military installation is part of the fortifications of the city and it is also the official residence of the Governor General of Canada and the Monarch. The building is also considered as a National Historic Site of Canada and is enlisted as a World Heritage Site since the year of 1985. If you would like to experience the true feel of this amazing and unique historic district we recommend you to stop by the several interpretation centers and museums and attend a walking tour or hop into one of the horse-drawn carriages. To recharge your energy bar and stamina stop at one of the fine dining places along Rue Saint Louis or Rue Saint Jean.

At the Quebec Citadel, ©Bryn Pinzgauer/Flickr

At the Quebec Citadel, ©Bryn Pinzgauer/Flickr

Here you can also shop for all kinds of souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones who could not come and join you on the tour.

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