10 Architectural Sites to Visit in Montreal
The city of Montreal has a lot going on. Architecture is one of them. During my time in Montreal, I went on a quest to find some of the coolest and most interesting buildings in Montreal. In no particular order, here are the top architectural sites in Montreal.
Top Architectural Sites in Montreal
The. Biosphere is located in Jean Parc Drapeau was designed by the architect, Buckminster Fuller. The dome was originally completed in 1967 and was part of the Expo67. It was originally an enclosed structure, but due to a fire in 1976, the acrylic cells burned away leaving only the steel structure to remain. The Biosphere reopened in 1995 and is now home to the Environment museum in Montreal.
2. Habitat 67
Another structure constructed as a result of Expo 67 is Habitat 67. Habitat 67 was designed by the architect, Moshe Sadfie. It is a community and housing complex. The concept was what these ‘units’ were able to stack on top of another. Habitat 67 is considered brutalist architecture.
3. Montreal Clocktower
4. Notre Dame Basilica
5. Canadian Center for Architecture
Learn about the history of Canada and some of the iconic architecture in the region and nation. Check out what is currently on exhibit at the Canadian Center of Architecture.
6. Museum Pointe-à-Callière
7. Marché Bonsecours
8. Montreal World Trade Center
9. Palais des congrès de Montréal
10. City Hall
Want more of Montreal, check out my post: 15 Reasons Why You Should Visit Montreal.
Visited Montreal? Have a favorite building? Let me know in the comments!