Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, Quebec City

#7 of 37 in Historic Sites in Quebec City
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Visit the only still-standing fortified city walls north of Mexico at Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site, part of Quebec's World Heritage-listed historic district. The 17th-century walls include four surviving gates, where original stonework was reinforced by the British after taking Quebec City in 1759. Explore the impressive fortifications, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and get to know a part of Canada's colonial history. Make Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site part of your personalized Quebec City itinerary using our Quebec City journey planning site.
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  • When you are used to living in the modern city with all the skyscrapers, it's a nice change to see the walls. Be it majestic, medieval gothic, however you call it, it is just beautiful to walk by...  more »
  • One can view these fortifications at it’s best when one enters the upper old town by walking. One can get a better perception of history by walking over it’s walls. The views from the top are...  more »
  • Very good place to introduce the history of Quebec. The service personnel are very kind and welcome the visitors. It also has guiding tours for visitors.
  • Such a rich history! The tours are great and good value for money. Guides are knowledgeable and very personable. You learn a lot about what is not written in history books and some of the lies told in history books.
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