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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
+1 514-733-8211
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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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3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Short drive from downtown Montreal. Grounds/gardens are so beautiful. I was speechless as I entered the basilica of St. Joseph's. Third largest dome - truly impressive. Loved the contemporary interior design. The lights, stained glass, and metal work are without equal. Please do not miss...More

Thank B7007
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The observatory level provides an amazing view of the city. The newly renovated sanctuary is absolutely gorgeous. But most amazing is seeing how many canes and crutches there are from the people he healed.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

After walking to the top of Mount Royal (Mont Royal) we visited St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. This is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine and is Canada’s largest church. This is Montreal's version of Paris's Sacre de Cour. It is set...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A good place to visit on a bright and sunny day - to take advantage of the photogenic city view. But be ready to walk a flight of stairs...good thing elevators and escalators abound.

1  Thank pbaut
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

What a great way to end our vacation with a stop at St Joseph's Oratory. Mass happened to be offered in both English and French which was a bonus for us Americans. My husband chose the French mass and as a non Catholic understood and...More

1  Thank CountyCork4
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very interesting story of the origin of this Oratory. Huge is not a big enough word to explain the size of this attraction.

1  Thank moongirl
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very large, modernist church; interesting for the history and for the healing powers ascribed to the spirit of Brother Andre, the church's founder.

Thank Laurens V
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This was one of the stops on the hop on hop off bus. The view from St. Joseph's is amazing. The steps up to the top of the Oratory look overwhelming. Fortunately, if you go to the right side of the building, you will find...More

2  Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Everytime our family visits Montreal, we come to Oratoire St. Joseph. We revisit the Basilica, the Crypt Church, the tomb and the heart of Brother Andre. We re-read the messages of love on the walls. We recall the stories of service, suffering and sacrifice. And...More

Thank Maxim B
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Not just a religious experience. The Oratory is beautiful as always and is a place of art, beauty & serenity. The architecture is superb. Going is always a uplifting experience no matter what your beliefs are. Exquisitely placed and a must see in Montreal!!!!

Thank Susan P
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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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.
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29 May 2017|
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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
On Sundays, the parking is free of charge. Enjoy your visit !
27 May 2017|
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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
If you want to park your car is only 5$ for the day and free on Sundays. Enjoy your visit !