Me, myself and Montreal
Traveling solo is a uniquely amazing experience to know yourself, learn other languages and meet people. If you want to live a cultural diversity and self-discovery, Montreal is the perfect place for you. Furthermore, it’s perfect for all any type of traveler. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to study abroad or just sightseeing, Montreal has everything you need to visit, experiment, and live.
In this article, we recommend you 6 places to get out there and roam in Montreal.
First of all, it’s the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where you can find paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative arts objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). Also, it has plenty of cultural activities, and it has around 1,323, 837 visitors in the year. For more information check its website here.
Also, we recommend you the Montreal Olympic Park. This is an international symbol of Montreal. It was inaugurated in 1976 and since then more than 67 million visitors have come. There are plenty of attractions at the Olympic Park, you can’t miss the Montreal Tower, this is the tallest inclined tower in the world! Its 45-degree angle is awe-inspiring, especially when you consider that the Leaning Tower of Pisa’s tilt is only 5 degrees. Also, if you like practicing sports, the Sports Centre is perfect for you, it provides a top-of-the-line training Environment for high-level athletes. For more information visit its website here.
If you like going shopping, Saint-Paul Street is perfect for you. St. Paul is the oldest Street in one of North America’s oldest cities and it runs through the heart of Old Montreal. There are many stores, restaurants, and galleries in some great old buildings.
Another interesting place where you can go shopping is the Montreal Underground City. It is like a big mall underground. For more information about it check its website here.
If you like tasting fresh food and experiment new tastes you should visit the Jean-Talon Market. It’s one of the oldest public markets in Montreal and it’s situated in the heart of Little Italy.
The Jean-Talon market was inaugurated in May 1933. It was first called the Marché du Nord; then, in 1983, its name was changed in honor of Jean Talon, the first intendant of New France.
It doesn’t matter if you are a locavore or on the Hunt for gastronomic treasure, you will find high quality and fresh products, like fruits and vegetables of local growers. In addition, you can eat there and enjoy delicious local dishes. For more information visit its website here.
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After visiting the Jean Talon market im considering making it a tradition to explore the biggest farmers market of the city we’re visiting. The market had a glorious mixture of fresh vegetables, fruits, some small stores with baked goods, maple syrup (of course!), spices amongst other things. Also it gave us an opportunity to see the locals interacting with each other and the people watching was fun too! We got the opportunity to sample some fresh fruit and enjoyed it so much that we purchased some fruit and munched on them as snacks during our trip. A must visit stop I would recommend! #farmersmarket #jeantalonmarket #montreal #canada #babatication18 #fruitsandveggies #peoplewatching #fujifilm #fujifilmxt2 #fujixt2 #travelgram #latergram #streetphotography #walkandshoot
Finally, you can’t miss the amazing landscapes that the Lachine Canal offers you. It’s ranked among the most beautiful urban circuits in the world and it’s one of the oldest in the Montreal área.
We recommend you to rent a bike and ride away through it. You can do it in approximately one hour. This a relax and self-discovery experience.
We hope you enjoy these places for solo travelers and don’t forget to share your experiences with us!!!