Located at the east of the province, north of the St. Lawrence River, the Capitale-Nationale region has a population of about 732,000 inhabitants. Québec City, the capital, is teeming with attractions and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its magnificent fortifications.
The architectural heritage of Québec City comprises the buildings of the National Assembly that were erected on Parliament Hill starting in 1877. Two architectural styles can be observed, namely Second Empire for the Parliament Building and Beaux-Arts architecture for the other structures. The Citadelle de Québec, built between 1820 and 1831, the Château Frontenac, erected between 1892 and 1893, and Dufferin Terrace are part of the Heritage Site of Old Québec.Show more