Take all the good things of Europe like art and gastronomy, put a lot of North American civilization into it and put it together with multiculturalism and sprinkle good people into it. The resulting city can be called Montreal.
In order to understand Montreal, we need to understand a bit about Quebec, the state it is in. We are talking about the very exclusive state of Canada. Official language is French. The main reason for this is that most of the French who come from Canada, first a French colony, settled in this area. Afterwards, they decided to protect it, without sacrificing their culture as a reaction to the United Kingdom. They are so determined in this regard that they sometimes even hold a referendum to leave Quebec and establish independent Quebec. They have not been successful so far. However, in the referendum in 1995, the number of rejected votes could be reduced to 50.6%. The increase in the French national identity and the Quebec population is so highly regarded by the local government that it is very helpful to have children. The cost of a nursery in Toronto was about $ 1,500 Canadian dollars, down by $ 300 in state support in Montreal.
This French, Anglo-Saxon mixture in Canada is based entirely on historical reasons for the multicultural situation. In fact, the first European group to reach the region is the Vikings. This situation corresponds to 1000 years, but it is temporary and no settlement is established. Montreal’s modern history begins when French explorer Jaques Cartier enters the St Lawrence River to escape the cold weather in the Atlantic in 1642. Prior to that, only the geography of the local groups is rapidly gaining importance with their fur trade. The Iroquisler, the strongest indigenous group, is still in French domination until 1763, despite the resistance. It is the coming United Kingdom. It is occupied by Americans with the support of the Quebecans in the American Revolution. Montreal, which lasted for a while in an anonymous state, became part of the autonomous federation by joining the Quebec Confederation as a province.
It is also necessary to talk about the situation of the inhabitants of the First Nations. In the late nineteenth century, the natives suffered systematic racism and assimilation in the federation under British control, with great support from the church. Indigenous children were expelled from their cultures in boarding schools established by the Canadian Catholic Church and the Canadian Anglican Church, and were exposed to sexual and physical abuse. Towards the end of the twentieth century, schools began to be closed down when the people who lived in these schools appeared and begged the state to apologize at the highest level. At present the proportion of the population to the population is around 4.5%. The biggest problems are collective adaptation, unemployment and alcohol / substance dependence. Fortunately, in recent years, the cultures of the locals have begun to be protected by the state because of their touristic values.
Montreal is becoming a sin city because of its proximity to alcohol bans in the United States after World War I. However, thanks to Jean Drapeau, who came there in the ’50s and modernized the city in terms of transportation and city planning, it is becoming today. During the Drapeau era, which governed for 30 years, important organizations such as the 1976 Summer Olympics and the Expo, celebrated with the participation of Badi Ekrem, are being undertaken. The city is also home to the Montreal Jazz Festival, the largest jazz festival in the world, since 1980.
People are warm, sympathetic and helpful, rather than cold-blooded and distant urban North American characters. They mainly use the weather to open the conversation, chat, and listen to you with respect. Moreover, every shop or restaurant employee always comes to you without asking for your benefit. The individual relations in the country are based on good intentions and trust. Despite all this heat, there is certainly no intervention in the personal space.
Montreal ülkenin gece hayatı en hareketli şehri denebilir. Avrupalı köklerinden midir bilinmez özellikle haftasonları pek canlı hale geliyor. Casa del Popolo indie severler için salaş bir bar. Geç saatte ilginç tipler olabiliyor. Bar Barmacie adından anlaşılabileceği gibi eczane konseptiyle, ağzınıza içkileri tüple dayıyorlar. Dieu du Ciel kendi biralarını yapan güzel bir birahane. Bir de alternatif bar olarak Big in Japan var. Dünyanın en önemli caz şehirlerinden birinde olunca caz kulüpleriyle ilgili beklenti de yüksek oluyor haliyle. Bazılarında kıyafet mevzusuna dikkat edilse bile bana öyle bir durum denk gelmedi. Dièse Onze, 7 gün canlı müzik olan, ufak, sempatik ve yemek de servis edilen iyi bir caz kulübü. Onun alternatifi ise Upstairs olabilir. Blues severler içinse Bistro à Jojo 1975’den beri haftada 7 gece canlı müziğin olduğu bir blues barı.
Montreal hem sakin hem de güvenli bir şehir. Suç oranı Kanada’nın genelinde zaten düşük. Her sokakta huzurla dolaşabilirsiniz. Kahvelerde veya barlarda insanlar sipariş vermek için kalktıklarında çantasını, eşyalarını bırakıp rahatlıkla masadan uzaklaşıyor. Siz de bu rahatlığı şaşkınlıkla izliyorsunuz. Bazı bölgelerde bolca evsizle karşılaşsanız da neredeyse tümü zararsız ve kendi halinde takılıyorlar. Üstelik bir talepleri varsa çok kibarca dile getiriyorlar. Ulaşım için iyi çalışan bir toplu taşıma sistemi bulunuyor. Üstelik şehirdeki çoğu şey yürüyerek ulaşılabilir durumda. Tabi kışın -40’lara varan hava sıcaklığında ne kadar yürüyebilirseniz.
You can split Montreal into two regions. You will see that the Anglo-Saxon cult is dominant in the western part when the east is more French influenced. You can start walking the city from the old city. The old town was the first settlement of the French settlers. For this reason, you can find examples of old colonial architecture. After touring the streets and crossing Place Jacques Cartier and its surroundings, you can head for the old harbor. If your visit is winter, you can try skiing at the open ice skating rink created here.
After a while you can reach the Montreal Science Center. Here you can visit some of the most famous symbols of the city, the Notre Dame Basilica, after a little bit of your technological impetus. Then you can re-enter the habitat to see Habitat 67, one of Montreal’s modern architectural icons.
The buildings will rise and modernize as they move towards the eastern part of the old city. So you will be in the downtown area that forms the business center of Montreal. In Downtown you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts, which hosts many interesting exhibitions all year round. The Museum of Modern Art is also located in this area. For those interested in technological arts, Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) should not be missed. Dilersen can also tour in Chinatown.
Climbing through the trees in the Montreal Park is a bit of a hassle but a joy to watch from the top of the city, climbing Mont Royal. During this climb, if the season is winter, there will be cross-country skiing with you; Do not be surprised. Winter sports Canadians are favorites in terms of both cruising and doing. After seeing the city from the hill, you can walk again to the Plateau, one of Montreal’s most characteristic neighborhoods. Originally a worker’s neighborhood, the neighborhood is colored with the arrival of the art basket after the 1970s. Nowadays there is a claim that every Montrell wants to live here. There are plenty of vintage, second-hand clothing stores for shopping enthusiasts. Plateau city coffee field. You can spend time in many delightful coffee shops and breathe. Cafe Replica is a very sympathetic place.
Another popular neighborhood of the city is Mile End. Even Mile End is called the new Plateau. Particularly students prefer this place because of the more expensive prices. Located at Mile End, Cafe Olimpico is ideal to sit and watch the residents of the neighborhood. Neighbors who talk to each other, friends who return from hokey and delicious coffee accompanies the quantities. To see the city’s daily habits, you can spend time in the colorful Jean Talon market near Mile End. The most lively neighborhood in the city is the Quartier Latin & The Village district. There are plenty of music shops, coffee shops, bars, restaurants and bistros here. Especially the jazz festivals are very active and the neighborhood is also the center of Montreal’s gay community. The honor march is also being held in this region.
Because of the hard winter of Montreal, there is also a huge underground life. Reso is the general name of these shopping and living areas built with metro. In winter people usually spend time here. Although there are many ski resorts close to Montreal for winter sports enthusiasts, Mont Tremblant is the center for a distance of 2 hours. Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, also known as the boutique city, is another alternative to Montreal in 2.5 hours.
He knows very well what to eat in the sense of different national kitchens that he has in Montreal. As predicted, the kitchen is the French cuisine. One of the best examples of this in the city is l’Express. The stylish french bistro is ideal for evening dining. The fish balls are good for the bass. Fillet mignon of O’Thym, a mottled meat restaurant, is so famous that folks jumped out of New York to eat meat.
Poutine is the food that the Quebecers proudly mention that we are our food. The food prepared by adding various ingredients to the fried potatoes is quite satisfying. La Banquise, 24 hours in the city, is the right place to eat Poutine.
The most famous dining activity in Montreal is the only sandwiches with smoked meat and mustard. Founded in 1928 by a Jewish family who immigrated from Romania on the Plateau, Schwartz’s offers a tremendous flavor, albeit a bit touristy. Already in the first row you get from the sandwich at the door, you make sense immediately. Sandwiches are very famous not only in Montreal but also in all of Canada. Olive & Gourmando in the old harbor area also makes delicious hot panini sandwiches.
Another tradition of the city is the breakfast in the morning and the breakfast in the Mile-End in the La Maison du Bagel-St-Viteur. You can also have a coffee shop with cream cheese and salmon from the famous bagel shop, preferably Olimpico, where you can start your breakfast as residents after you have taken your drink. The maple syrup is one of the most important products of Quebec. If you are pancaking at home, you can buy a bottle.
Montreal does not offer accommodation at too many average rates. Either it costs expensive hotels or hostels. I stay at the Auberge Saint Paul Montréal if you are a staff, the environment is a sympathetic and clean hostel. Besides, there are also breakfasts to be served in the morning.
Montreal Top5 List
1- Mile End
3- Montreal Parkı
5- Mont Tremblant skı center