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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Closed Now: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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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...more
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3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed today

Cool place to visit and see the city. Other scenic spots are not that far. Not expensive like typical tourist spots.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sam I
Reviewed 5 days ago

The building of the church is very very Modern and unique. I have seen many churches in Russia and this one was very different from Russian churches. There was no entrance fee here which is amazing.Here has been located on Mount royal mountain. So you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navid A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The architecture and history of this place is absolutely gorgeous, great to go in a sunny day to really take in the stained glass, and see a beautiful view of the city. The quiet garden is a beautiful hidden gem especially.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank niallicius
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was possibly the best place in Montreal. Situated on Mount Royal this church is huge and it stands tall visible from quite a distance. The architecture is noteworthy and the place is peaceful and isolated from the city. The interior of the church was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tanumita D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there 2015 and it was beautiful and very powerful. Did go there with a guid-bus and dopped off there. I like to see the diferent culture who comes there to lokk at this place

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank raggaliney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit St Joseph's oratory every year around Christmas time with our children and this year we brought friends with us. We always find it peaceful and welcoming with lots of history. We also visited the nativity museum and it was beautiful to see every...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherrycr2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive structure visible from anywhere on the west island. The inside is not quite as ornate as Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica, but it's still worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank spinfly
Reviewed 1 week ago

We somewhat blindly stumbled into Saint Joseph's on our way out of Montreal, not really knowing what to expect based on a tip from our hotel concierge. All I can say is WOW! This cathedral was on a scale beyond anything I witnessed in Europe....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very strange and visually interesting place if you like history and taking photos. One of the weirdest places I have ever been to.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Violett J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t think there is a bigger church in all of North America. This oratory is truly impressive. It sets a top Mount Royal and looks over the city. We visited at night, and got a great view of Montreal. Inside, it is not quite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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19 September 2018|
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Response from Maz S | Reviewed this property |
Open hours: 6am-9pm Click the link below for masses schedules: saint-joseph org/en/spirituality/faith-encounters/masses-schedule/
13 September 2018|
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Response from osjmr | Property representative |
Yes, please call ahead to make sure that we can assist you with your needs. 514 733-8211
11 May 2018|
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Response from osjmr | Property representative |
Yes, many bathrooms at different locations.