notre dame basilica
Lonely Planet review for Notre Dame Cathedral-Basilica
Built in 1841, this shimmering tin-topped house of worship is the oldest church in all of Ottawa and the seat of the city’s Catholic archbishop. A small pamphlet at the entrance outlines the church’s many idiosyncratic features, including elaborate wooden carvings and the dazzling indigo ceiling peppered with gleaming stars. The cathedral is situated across from the glass spires of the National Gallery of Canada.