Day 5: Mil Islas-Quebec
On the fifth day, I was expecting a 500-kilometer trip to Quebec, the ninth largest city in Canada. Quebec is the only walled city in all of North America, its historic center, called Old Quebec, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985.
Quebec is a purely French-speaking city since more than 95% of the population of the metropolitan area of Quebec uses the French language.
These are the main places to visit:
Located in the highest part of the old part of the city, Château Frontenac is the most representative symbol of Quebec.
Opened in 1893 this castle that is really a luxury hotel is the main attraction of the city.
It is said that it is the most photographed hotel in the world and since its price is very high it is worth going inside and seeing the luxury.
Located in the Lower City in the Historic District of Old Quebec, it is considered the oldest French establishment in America.
The church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, is the oldest stone church in North America.
The Place d'armes was created between 1640 and 1648 by Governor Montmagny to serve as a place of protection for the city.
After the construction of the Citadel in 1830, it lost its military function. In 1865, it becomes a public park.
The Citadel of Québec is one of the most characteristic tourist spots of the city and a historical trace of the British occupation in this region.
The Citadel is the largest fortification built in North America and is currently occupied by regular troops and is also the official residence of the Governor General of Canada.
Notre-Dame de Quebec
It is the oldest parish church in North America, and the first church in North America to be elevated to the rank of minor basilica by Pope Pius IX in 1874.
It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage of the Historical Center of Quebec.
Located on this site since 1647, the Cathedral has been twice destroyed by fire over the centuries.