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A travel guide to the beautiful Quebec City

One of the oldest cities, it is thrilling and serene

The capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec, Quebec City is the 11th-largest city in Canada. A typical humid continental climate makes summers warm and winters cold and snowy. Quebec City is one of the oldest European cities in North America and what remains of the ancient time makes up the city. There are ramparts surrounding Old Quebec which are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico. Fun fact, the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the ‘Historic District of Old Québec’. It is a thrilling place for history enthusiasts and is a must-visit.

Old Québec

North America’s oldest streets are situated in the area of Old Québec. Travellers can take a walk along the fortified walls surrounding the Old City. This area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site a long time back for its century-old architecture. The Old city has a history that is almost 400 years old and is adorned by charming little streets and shops. The best way to explore Old Québec is on foot which will tell a lot about the fascinating history.

Le Château Frontenac

This is one of the greatest and most beautiful landmarks of Québec City. This is also the most photographed hotel in the world as it comes with a rich history. A hotel in the form of a castle is painted in shades of brown and green keeping the attention minimum on the colours and more on the architecture of the building. The hotel is often also referred to as a palace out of a fairytale. Either book a stay in the hotel to enjoy it to the fullest or opt for a tour during the day to learn about the history behind this hotel.

Quartier Petit Champlain

This area is one of the oldest commercial districts in North America. A part of Vieux-Québec, Quartier Petit Champlain oozes numerous art galleries, restaurants, and souvenir shops that line the cobbled streets. If you are around this area it is a must to visit the Breakneck Stairs. This site is Quebec City’s oldest stairway that was built in 1635. The stairway still stands tall and strong reflecting the years of history it still holds within.

Other places to visit in Quebec City are Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Aquarium du Québec, Musée des Ursulines, Battlefields Park, Rue du Trésor, Marché du Vieux-Port, and TerrasseDufferin to name a few.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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