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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
+1 514-733-8211
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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal, founded by Saint Brother André in 1904, is a catholic sanctuary and the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. We welcome everyone to partake in panoramic views, music concerts and special religious celebrations; come discover natural, cultural and spiritual treasures in the heart of the city. You will marvel at the votive chapel containing 10,000 candles, the Oratory Museum featuring nativity scenes from around the world, the Original Chapel, the spectacular Garden of the Way of Cross, the Crypt Church and the largest domed Basilica in North America.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If u like stairs and relics and old history (oh and a dudes heart in a box) This is the spot 4 you... If not.. Skip it!

Thank Mat S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This huge cathedral is perched prominently on the backside of the mountain. Its massiveness is impressive, and while it offers some beautiful art telling the story of Christ and his message, it is cold and not conducive for worship, as if it were built for...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saint-Joseph oratory is a must see in Montréal. The view from the esplanade is breathtaking. The story of Saint-André and seeing the years of building this monument is inspiring.

1  Thank Nudeluke
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place in a beautiful city. I loved Montreal, probably one of the best cities in the entire world. This Oratory is a peaceful place where tourists can appreciate the amazing building constructed in this hill, at the top it can be appreciated a...More

Thank Tayra R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Metro from our hotel then a bus. The MTL pass includes Metro and bus unlimited for duration of what you purchase. We toured the inside first so that we could come back in the afternoon for awesome photos with the sunlight just...More

Thank thesteevesgroup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are attracted to organ music there is no place like this... beautiful charge , majestic organ , the choir was fantastic. We visited during the Bach festival, a must if you enjoy classical music

1  Thank DoctorLPP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dominating the north slope of Mont Royal at Montreal's highest point is this massiveCatholic church dedicated to the patron saint of Canada, St. Joseph the earthly father of Christ. Built in the 20th Century and concentrated in2004, the church has a 318 ft. high copper...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good place to spend a few hours looking at the different types of sculptures there is there. The scenery from the top is excellent. There is also a restaurant if you are hungry. A sure hit.

1  Thank montrealer2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is a beautiful place, lots of stairs :))) i saw in the middle is a line for people who want to go up on their knees...a guided tour would be helful.

Thank Cami I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this church on our last day in Canada. It was breathtaking. The views of the city were straight off a postcard. The ceilings looked to be 200ft tall. I'm so glad we made the decision to visit.

Thank evyedwards
Parc du Mont-Royal
Montreal was named for this hilly highland, where the
tallest spot in the city overlooks its most extensive
parkland. The greenspace of Parc du Mont-Royal is an
outdoorsman's dream, with hiking trails and nature
walks that cater to every season and level of athlete.
In the winter, cross-country skiers, tobogganers, and
ice skaters don their equipment by Beaver Lake and its
pavilion, while the warmer months bring families and
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chris T
9 September 2017|
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Response from CapistranoBeach | Reviewed this property |
Gps led us to a place where there was no charge. I'm not sure what entrance you are referring to. We did not have a charge.
8 August 2017|
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Response from OSJMR | Property representative |
The Garden of the Way of the Cross, left of the basilica when you are facing the Oratory, takes at least 10 minutes to walk at a brisk pace, is filled with magnificient statues and a bassin with fountain at the top, and is... More
3 July 2017|
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Response from Narv-B | Reviewed this property |
They have special set of wooden steps in the middle. I think it can be done at anytime.