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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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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 yesterday via mobile

Great views from the top. They were holding mass when I came to visit. The organ is amazing in sight and sound. They offer free parking on the premise.

Thank Dinah K
Reviewed yesterday

aint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal is a magnificent and large building in Montreal. It is a Roman Catholic Basilica build 1904-195, dedicated to the worship of Saint Joseph, patron of the family and the artisans. It received more than two millions visitors annually. It nicely...More

Thank Claude D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful architecture, best view in the city! I am not a religious person, but this place has incredible energy! Very serene and spiritual. Don't forget to go to the garden in the summer!

Thank ivanova46
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a catholic temple but open to everybody, views of Montreal are amazing, sunsets are really nice to see from the entrance. The ambiance is very relax and the architecture it's wonderful. You must to be in shape to mount all the steps of...More

Thank Ulises1312
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building itself is pretty impressive, while you are there, make sure you take the time to stop by the little museum and have a coffee at the cafeteria, it has an amazing view.

Thank Madeleine_C_L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is usually a must-see because of the imposing structure and sense of history. The main sanctuary itselfis rather cold & austere, but the museum, chapels and climb that culminates in a great view make this worthwhile

Reviewed 1 week ago

even if you dont make it inside, definitely worth going up to it to enjoy the views from the belvedere

Thank Danail D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is, by far, the most impressive religious monument in Montreal. On a scale at par with the biggest churches in the world, this one is devoid of all the history such locale usually hold. This is simply a fantastic place, especially if you happen...More

Thank Luc A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit far from the city center, though it's sizable and quite artistic in the inside. It's is close to a train station and bus station (which you could take a bus to transfer to one of the lookouts in mount royal), so it...More

Thank Yan Ki C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. It is a beautiful visit, a wonderful church with places to see outside and inside. Was covered with snow, even more beautiful.

Thank Mariana F
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
10 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
4 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.