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Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours

Address:

Marché Bonsecours
350 Saint-Paul est Montréal, Québec H2Y 1H2
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Phone number:

514 872-7730

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The Marché Bonsecours was inaugurated in 1847. A symbol of Montréal’s heyday, this imposing building was the city’s main agricultural marketplace for over a century. It also housed a concert hall and even served as a city hall. Its symmetrical composition and Greek Revival portico (the cast-iron columns were brought from England), tin-plated dome and simple and varied details make it a perfect illustration of the neo-classical style in favour at the time. Recognized as one of the ten most beautiful heritage buildings in Canada, the Marché Bonsecours is a proud showcase for Québec artists, designers and artisans. It houses 15 boutiques, including the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec (Québec's Craft Council), which offer original creations at the artisans' prices. Enjoy Québec products in its restaurants and cafés-terrasses. Recent renovations have turned it once again into a bustling marketplace that also features sidewalk cafés, shops and exhibitions.