Montreal is a fusion of cultures.
A North American city where the slim majority, or 52.4 percent, of its 3.6 million metropolitan area inhabitants speak French – the second largest city in Canada is also the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.
Its French origins, combined with English and immigrants from every corner of the globe, and its setting in stunning Quebec, makes Montreal one of the most unique cities in the world.
Known as the only city in the world where the “sun rises in the south”, this geographical anomaly is due to the locals. The city borders the St Lawrence River, and locals say that's south, looking toward the United States – they ignore the fact the river runs almost north and south at that point.
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Montreal first came to the world’s attention in the 1960s Montreal hosted the most successful World Fair «
“EXPO-67” preparations for the event brought with it a subway system and easy access to a variety of places to see. These include;
- Saint Joseph's Oratory, the largest one in Canada
- Mont (Mount) Royal, provides excellent view of the city and is a popular recreation spot
- Olympic Stadium, built for the 1976 Olympics
- Notre-Came Basillica - Montreal's oldest Catholic Church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.
Montreal grew to an economic center on the back of prohibition in the US when thirsty American crossed the border in search of liquor in the 1920s and that atmosphere of a city that can show visitors a good time remains.
Even in the dead of winter Montreal remains when minus 20degC temperatures forces fun below street level into the Underground City.
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