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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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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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Reviewed yesterday

We were told that this church was a must see. It was a metro and bus ride from the city centre but worth it. The Beaux Arts exterior belies it modernist interior, both equally impressive. Also not to be missed is the little chapel at...More

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an awesome place this is!!! Wow!!! Beautiful!! A must visit if going to Montreal. So much to see !!! We loved it!!!!!

Thank Paulina G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had some time off from business. Visited this place of grace and peace. The view is Outstanding. I was offered a short tour by the staff and enjoyed it greatly.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the busier attractions in Montreal is St. Joseph's. It really is well worth the crowds to see this very large basilica. There is a museum, small cafe and store once you reach the main buildings. There are escalators and elevators for those who...More

2  Thank Darren D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Panorama view is awesome. Church is newly renovated. Everything is so new that is the part I'm disappointed. Personally I like historical ones better. Also if you been to Europe, nothing can be compared.

1  Thank Angela_Fok
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We hadn't planned on visiting the Oratory but we needed somewhere to go on a rainy, cold day. This turned into a highlight of our week in Montreal. Quiet, contemplative, welcoming, peaceful, grace-filled, inspiring, and full of God's spirit.

1  Thank 17paddy1949
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Reviewed 1 week ago

L'Oratoire Saint Joseph de Mont-Royal is located in the Cote-Des-Neiges neighborhood just southwest of Mont Royal park. L'Oratoire may be easily accessed from the Snowdon station on the orange/blue metro lines and by further taking the 166 bus just a few stops northeast on Chemin...More

2  Thank MarkasELPTX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Breath taking view, spectacular architecture. No entry fee, which is nice. Nice little gift shop. Just a great place to spend while visiting Montreal. Metro station within a10 minute walk

1  Thank Julthi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not planned to visit but took the opportunity when I was walking nearby. I decided that as I was here anyway........One of the best decisions made on my trip! The view from the top is breathtaking. When I went into one of the...More

1  Thank Valancy S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is absolutely a must see in Montreal.....ranks up there with Notre Dame Cathedral.Easy to get to and just amazing views. This is a world class venue that compares to the Ba hai gardens in Haifa

Thank Ted D
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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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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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armo77
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.
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