Thursday, December 6, 2012

About Currency Museum, Basilica of Notre Dame and Byward Market

Currency Museum

For those who like to look at money, you can see lots more of it at the Currency Museum (9613-782-8914) in the Bank of Canada to 245 Sparks St. in summer, its open Monday to Saturday and on Sunday afternoon. From September to May, it’s closed Monday. Various displays tell the story of money through the ages, fro whale’s teeth to collector’s banknotes. Admission is free.

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Currency Museum
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Basilica of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Basilica built in 1839, this is one of the city’s most impressive house of worship. A pamphlet available at the door outlines the many features, including carvings, windows, the organ and the Gothic-style ceiling. It’s on Guigues Ave, across from the National Gallery, in the Byward Market area.

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Basilica of Notre Dame
Basilica of Notre Dame,basilica

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Byward Market

The market is between George and York Sts, north of Rideau St. opened in the 1840, it’s an interesting, busy renovated area where activity peaks on Saturday, market day, Farmers from west Quebec and the Ottawa Valley sell vegetables, fruit and flowers while specialty shops offer gourmet meats, seafood, baked goods and cheeses. Crafts are sold in the market building, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby.

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Byward Market
Byward Market,market building

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