The cathedral-basilica is listed as a historical monument of Quebec and Canada and is part of the historic district of Old Quebec, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Notre-Dame de Québec stands out as the first cathedral, the cradle of French civilization and the Catholic faith in northern Mexico. She is the ancestor of all the Catholic parishes that have spread across Canada and the United States.
Algonquian people had originally named the area Kébec, meaning "where the river narrows", because the Saint Lawrence River narrows proximate to the promontory of Quebec and its Cape Diamant.
Explorer Samuel de Champlain founded a French settlement here in 1608, and adopted the Algonguin language term. Quebec City is one of the oldest European cities in North America.
The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico.
This area was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Québec".
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