Montreal is a city with a clear distinction between the old city and the new city. Going east from the via train station is the area of the old city. The ancient buildings here are beautiful, while the new city is full of tall buildings, like a concrete forest.
It is very interesting to come here to see the bank lobby. If all the money we spent in the financial crisis was used to build buildings like here, then the money can be said to be spent very meaningfully. There is nothing to say about the museum, because there are just a few rooms. If you don't have much time, it's worth coming here, because the visit is free. In addition to introducing you to the banking industry in Canada/Montreal (I am not very interested), it also introduces Montreal, which is more interesting. If you are in this area, it is recommended to visit here, opposite to Notre Dame.
Bank of Montreal was established on November 3, 1817 in accordance with the Canadian Parliamentary Act. It changed to its current name in 1822. It is the oldest bank in Canada and has a history of 186 years. The bank was originally created by a joint venture of nine Montreal businessmen, and its actual capital was 150,000 Canadian dollars. From the beginning, the bank received deposits, issued loans, and issued banknotes (the bank issued the first banknote in Canadian history).
The Bank of Montreal is one of the oldest banks in Canada. This low-rise classical Roman-style building is the earliest headquarters of the Bank of Montreal. It represents the prosperity of Canada's financial industry in the past, and also represents the financial history of North America. Now, in addition to the normal banking business, this building also serves as a museum of the Bank of Montreal. Those who are interested can visit it.
I don't know why the bank is listed as a scenic spot, but it is true that a lot of people go there. I also went to see it. The building is very historic and beautiful.