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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-733-8211
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Description: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to...
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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It's breathtaking, beautiful and a must-see in Montreal. Admission to the church is free and they provide a free shuttle bus from the entrance level to the church level. This was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is may be the largest cathedral type building in the world and by the sheer size you can expect lots of walking. Only $3.00 to get in but it wasn't spectacular to me anyway. An up hill walk from the parking in a rain storm left us wet and unhappy. Maybe it was our fault for not enjoying the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very impressive from the outside. Old basilica was old with a new rood of St Joseph that looked a bit out of place. New basilica was designed by several architects and is too modern and too cement to feel sacred. Views from the top on the outside are vast and very special

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's breathtaking, beautiful and a must-see in Montreal. Admission to the church is free and they provide a free shuttle bus from the entrance level to the church level. This was great for me, I didn't have to walk up the 90+ step to reach the church with my 16-month old son. The view from the top is amazing.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I go to the oratory when I want peace and quiet and a good view of montreal. its nice to just sit and watch life go by. the grass is well manicured and the structures well taken care of. in the afternoons it can be a bit busy with tourists. no entry fee required and the bus stop to downtown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the second important religious place in Montreal after La basilica Notre-Dame and one of the greatest temples of Christianity faith in the world. The oratory was initially built by Brother André to be a place of prayer and became now a destination and attraction for 2 millions people a year. It is a great building located in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

a beautiful building from the outside, but once you get in .. it's a humongous MEH. Check out the cathedrals in the Old Port of Montreal for a REAL taste of old Europe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic view! Wonderful experience. Beatiful architectural design! You must visit this when you go to Montreal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure on what to expect at the Oratory but it was one of the most amazing churches I have ever visited. IT is on top of Mont Royal. The candle room is so surreal to go through . The main Chapel is a WWI style chapel and it is very well done. I liked it a little better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My family were wondered with a "wow" at the front gate of the oratory. In this strongly religion-oriented city, we are not surprised to find such a spectacular oratory. The view of the Montreal City from the oratory is amazing. Expect to spend at least two hours there if you like to explore the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Oratorie St Joseph it is a must in Montreal even if you go only on the outside it is well situated .

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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-733-8211
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Parc du Mont-Royal

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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 competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.