We continue with our highlights from trip to Québec, Canada...
On August 14, 1998
This time we stepped inside Québec City's Cathedral–Basilica of Notre Dame from 1647.
Pope Pius IX elevated its rank in 1874 to minor basilica, being it the oldest Church in Canada.
The Cathedral–Basilica is a National Historic Site of Canada and also located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Historic District of Old Québec.
We were in awe when viewing this breathtaking neo-Baroque interior with lots of shimmering gold leaf on the many gilded objects...
It kind of shows us humans a glimpse of heaven!
WHY is it that always the BEST artists have lend their talents for creating something to honor God?!
Notre–Dame de Québec Basilica–Cathedral on the outside ←click link
It has been restored and rebuild numerous times...
Next on our video is The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Anglican).
That is the oldest Anglican Church and the first Anglican Cathedral built outside the British Isles.
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Anglican) ←click on link.
Nestled in the heart of Old Québec and as you see, not far from our hotel Château Frontenac.
We so much enjoyed walking through this historic city!
Finally on our video, I approach the oldest school for girls in North America ←click link
L'ÉCOLE DES URSULINES DE QUÉBEC was founded in 1639!
Still it remains a school for girls but the Ursuline Monastery no longer is active.
True treasures for North America and we felt fortunate for having walked there and seen it...
Both of us also did visit the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, Louisiana; the oldest institution for learning for women in the present USA: We DID go back to New Orleans! ←click link.
Have any of you been to those three special and very historic places in Québec City, Québec Canada?
Guess our personal love for places like Québec, Montréal, Ottawa and Saint Augustine in the USA is because of the earliest history one can find there—just like age–old Europe, where we both came from.
AND not the least, the language as so much is similar because the Dutch have been under French rule...
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