Montreal is the largest city of Francophone Quebec in Canada, and second largest city of the country overall. It is the economic and cultural center of Quebec and the city's agglomeration has a population nearing 4 million. Quebec stands apart in North America due to its rich history and Europe-like charm.
The centrepiece of the city is Old Montreal with its Basilique Notre-Dame, famous Place Jacques-Cartier, port and museums such as the Montréal Museum of Archeology and History which depicts the history of the city. This part of the city stands in stark contrast to downtown Montreal where you will find yourself surrounded by skyscrapers. One thing is consistent though, and that is the high supply of museums in both areas. Downtown you will for instance find the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Besides history and culture, there is one other thing that Montreal does especially well: food. This is a foodies paradise, ranked as one of the best cities to dine out in North America. You will find anything ranging from budget-friendly restaurants dedicated to practically any global kitchen to haute-cuisine. Smoked meat sandwiches and poutine (a mixture of fries, cheese and sauce) are local favorites. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Montreal is a city in Canada's region of Quebec. It has a population of 3,824,221, is situated at an altitude of 52ft and the best airport to fly into is YUL (Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, Montreal)
- The currency used in Canada is the Canadian dollar (CAD)
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