Discover the Magic of Ottawa’s Classic Architecture

Ottawa, Canada
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa, Canada. Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash

Ottawa is heaven on Earth for architecture lovers since it happens to be home to many breathtaking modern buildings. They often overshadow its equally stunning classic architecture, but a visit to these three buildings will give you a better appreciation of everything that this Canadian city has to offer.

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill is one of Ottawa’s top tourist attractions, and it serves as the home of the Parliament of Canada. It will take your breath away with the neo-Gothic complex, decorated with many architectural elements of national symbolic importance.

Rideau Hall

Also known as Government House, Rideau Hall serves as the official residence of the Canadian monarch and the governor-general. The building itself has been around the 19th century, and it’s been built in a Regency style, with beautifully landscaped grounds on its premises.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

Located near the National Gallery of Canada, this is one of Ottawa’s most recognizable religious buildings. It’s been around since the 19th century, and you can easily spot it from a distance thanks to its skyline-dominating spires. Its colorful interior decorated with stained-glass windows is also worth exploring.