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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-733-8211
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to...

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. You must come visit our treasures like the votive chapel containing 10,000 lights and votive candles, our marvelous museum with a permanent exhibit of hundreds of creches from around the world, the Chapel of Brother Andre built in 1904, the heart of Brother Andre, our spectacular gardens containing the Way of Cross, the Crypt Church and the majestic Basilica.

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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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A very special place

Went on a wet Thursday morning Accessible via the metro and a short walk.Upon arrival at the entrance a mini bus can take you up the hill to the oratory or you could as I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on a wet Thursday morning Accessible via the metro and a short walk.Upon arrival at the entrance a mini bus can take you up the hill to the oratory or you could as I witnessed a person climbing up the stairs on his knees as a form of pilgrimage Once inside this huge building you can trace the life... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only got a quick look at church from lower parking area as part of a bus tour. Looks amazing, especially with its commanding location and architecture. A must see when we go to Montreal again.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to visit. It sits high on the hill above Montreal, but don't worry if you aren't up for the treck up all the steps, there is a shuttle bus that picks you up at the bottom of the hill. The building is beautifully crafted, with more marble than I have ever seen. No matter what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is crazy beautiful especially in the summer. The inside is so colourful and gorgeous. U literally have to check every corner of it as of theres a lot of hidden beautiful spots in and around it.

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Dorval, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see for anyone visiting Montreal. Great views of the north end of Montreal island. small museum and gift shop on site. definitely worth the visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been here several times. There's free parking and free entrances. The interior is really average in terms of architecture; however, what blows my mind every time I visit is the size of this church and the view of the city from up top - it is absolutely breathtaking!

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Bedford, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grand and serene. Strong sense of compassion and healing here. Well worth the extra effort to explore this vast and amazing space. Felt very awe struck by the stark grandeur. Not ornate and over done. Loved the votive room. Warm and reflective. Glad we got to see this special place.

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place as it was close to Mount Royal. The church is very big! It has 8 different floors, and you can move from floor to floor by using the elevator, the escalator or the stairs. From floor #4 we could see the city and we took beautiful pictures. Good place to stop by.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several church's within this building and fortunately escalators to get to the top as it is immense! I was interested in this church because I had heard of Brother Andre's miracles. There is an gift shop with religious souvenirs and also, an interesting door to the left of the building with a beautiful chapel. I thought that it... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing Oratory with lots of history to see, and hear and even feel! the place is beautiful and if you happen to be in summer, the gardens are beautiful! If you have couple bucks there are candles so light for what ever you need to ... its a nice feeling.... people were friendly and help us with... More 

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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 competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.
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