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Nelson’s Column (Colonne Nelson) - Montreal

District: Old Montreal (Vieux Montréal)
Category: Landmarks
Tags: Neoclassical Architecture

The column was installed in 1809 to commemorate Admiral Nelson’s 1805 victory over Napoleon at Trafalgar. Interestingly, the statue is not the original: it was replaced in 1999. The column’s style is influenced by classic Roman monuments.