10 things to see on your trip to Montreal - EscapeHere

Montreal is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second largest city in the entire country. With hundreds of interesting places to visit, it is no wonder that this city is christened the 'Cultural Capital of Canada'. Every year, thousands of tourists come to Montreal to be part of their culture and here is a list of the ten most important visits.

1. L'Orchester Symphonique de Montréal L'Orchester Symphonique de Montreal (OSM), or the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, has often been ranked as the number one tourist attraction in the city of Montreal. Located in the concert hall "Montreal Symphony House", which opened its doors recently in 2011, the history of this renowned world music institution dates back to 1934. With a capacity of 1900 people, visitors are sure to enjoy and entertain themselves with the OSM.

2. Montreal Botanical Gardens

This 76-hectare collection of gardens and greenhouses dates back to 1931 and is one of the most renowned in the world. Each garden has a theme and there are flowers and plants from around the world. In addition to being aesthetically beautiful, the Montreal Botanical Garden also educates the public about horticulture, conducts research and conserves endangered plant species. Between November and April the open-air gardens are not available, but greenhouses are open all year round.

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