Martello Tower 2

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1. Battlefields Park

0.13 MILES

One of Québec City’s must-sees, this verdant clifftop park contains the Plains of Abraham, site of the infamous 1759 battle between British General James…

2. Martello Tower 1

0.19 MILES

Despite its small appearance, this defensive tower dating to 1810 on the Plains of Abraham – one of four built by the British – is jam-packed with…

3. La Maison Henry-Stuart

0.23 MILES

This handsomely preserved cottage built in 1850 by an upper-middle-class anglophone family contains period furnishings from the early 1900s. Hour-long…

4. Obsérvatoire de la Capitale


Head 221m up to the 31st floor of the Édifice Marie-Guyart for great views of Old Québec, the St Lawrence River and (if it’s clear) even the distant…

6. Musée des Plaines d'Abraham

0.39 MILES

This museum spread over three levels presents a fine multimedia history show entitled Battles: 1759–60. Incorporating maps, scale models, interactive…

7. Église St-Jean-Baptiste

0.41 MILES

This colossus, named after the patron saint of French Canada, completely dominates the southwest end of Rue St-Jean. The first church was built in 1842…

8. Hôtel du Parlement

0.42 MILES

Home to Québec's Provincial Legislature, the gargantuan Parliament building is a Second Empire structure completed in 1886. Free 30-minute tours, offered…