It is only in 1992, for the 350th Montreal anniversary, that a beautiful green space is made available to the public. For years it was a parking space, and today, the park allows you to take a break while providing a nice view of downtown Montreal and, more importantly, also presents the first fortifications of the city. The excavations, based on historical documentations, were gratified by the findings of the old walls.
You can also see a part of the walls at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.
According to some, this place used to be a gathering and market place. Today, it is a nice way to relax, have a picnic and enjoy the surroundings.
When you are in this area, you are next to the City Hall, Place Jacques-Cartier and the Old Port, all within a walking distance.
Champ-de-Mars is also the name of the metro station which is one of the first stations to be built. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful with stained glass work and is a rare station that allows the sun rays to reach the underground platform.
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