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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3800 Queen Mary Road, 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
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"mount royal"
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"great view of the city"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For many years I have driven through Montreal on my way to Ottawa and admired St. Joseph’s through my rear view mirror! It was a large imposing monument on a distant hill. Impressive but inaccessible. I have always wanted to pay a visit so during...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently visited this church and it was well worth it. Unfortunately when I visited the votive chapel was closed for construction work. The rest of the orotory was very beautiful and massive. I guess it shows, no matter what you believe, that these places...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect when we arrived and were sadly disappointed upon entry. There are no guides or doscents to provide information. It's basically a self-guided walk through where you're dodging people who are praying in various parts of the church and grounds....More

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see places in Montreal as it has a great story and a beautiful history to it. A very welcoming place!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can tell by visiting this place by the people who visit that it is a revered pilgrimage spot, rather than a tourist spot. We were there during a terrible heat wave, and being such a large place, it was rather warm. We didn't climb...More

Thank CobbCoGA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice view, take the stairs to do some exercises or you can take the mini white bus (free but you can tips them, the this mini white bus is available sometimes).

Thank sisimtl
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful and peaceful to visit. Ample parking and serene. If you are passing it is well worth a stop.

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A favorite venue for organ concerts, and the resting place of Frere Andre, this Oratory is also a popular place where to pray to obtain a special favor, even a miracle. Many have been healed, and Frere André, who lived in about a hundred years...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing oratory! There's a lot of beautiful chapels to see inside. If you don't have much time in Montreal, this is a place that you should try to visit!

Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Supposedly crawling up the many, many steps on your knees will bring heeling to the sick. Maybe next time. The building is beautiful to see from the outside. We did not have enough time to go in.

Thank Philip N
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MuffyLaval
11 May 2018|
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Response from Herman N | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.
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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.
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mtown27
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
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