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Parc Du Mont-Royal

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Park Mont Royal city Park in Montreal. The Park is located in the city centre on the slopes of the homonymous mountain and is one of the favorite places of rest, as the inhabitants of Montreal and its visitors.

The design of mount Royal Park was made by famous American architect and landscape designer Frederick law Olmsted (one of the creators of the famous Central Park in new York). It is worth noting that the original plan, as a result has undergone a fairly significant change, and some ideas of olmstead has not been implemented. Grand opening of the Park took place in 1876, despite the fact that the work is at this time still was not over.

In 1906, in the Park du Mont-Royal was built by the excellent viewpoint known today as the "Kondiaronk Belvedere" and which is a pretty impressive size, a semicircular square, which offers magnificent panoramic views of downtown Montreal, the St. Lawrence river and the hills Montaign. However, in good weather with the "Kondiaronk Belvedere", you can also see the Adirondack mountains (the mountain range at the North-East of the state of new York), and the Green mountains of Vermont. The second observation deck offers no less than breathtaking views of the Plateau Mont-Royal and the Olympic stadium, and is often used for various fairs.

However, Park Mont-Royal is not only a famous viewpoint and a great place for long walks and picnics, but a picturesque artificial lake beaver (in winter used as a skating rink), the sculpture garden, excellent skiing and much more.

The Park of Mont-Royal and established in 1924 by the Society of St. John the Baptist is famous for the Montreal Catholic cross (height: 31.4 m). The impressive design of steel equipped with led illumination and in the dark is clearly visible from almost anywhere in Montreal. Next to the cross you will see a plaque indicating the location embedded in the 1992 "time capsule" which contains messages and drawings by children with images of their vision of Montreal in the year 2142, when the capsule is, in fact, must be opened.