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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
514-733-8211
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Ranked #7 of 233 attractions in Montreal
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We went to Sunday Mass - in French - just to hear the boys choir. We don't speack French but it didn't matter - the choir is worth going to hear. And thankfully I didn't have to go up the 99 steps on my knees!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

feels like a fountain of energy, very interesting church from architectural point of view, it;s probably the highest point in the city and gives great city views.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I went to this place with my family and friends. It was an excellent spring day. This place is a must see in Montreal

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MIAMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Watching people pray on their knees, gong up many steps is inspiring. The church itself, is on 5 levels and you take escalators to see it, with a museum on a separate floor. Parking is $5 per car. Definitely worth visiting.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You can see this oratory from kilometers away, so huge! Interesting visit, beautifully landscaped as well... Alot of walking up and down, but great views...

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I went many times to the Oratory. It's just fantastic to see it. From the Oratory we also look at all the city of Montréal and more.

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

a place where you are blessed by god`s presence,,no words to describe its beauty & the view from the top

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Mississauga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is my favourite place to visit in Montreal. Most people rave about the church but take time to look at the room of candles. Littered with candles that look random colours but secretly spell out words. The walls are decorated with crutches of people long past healed by miracles. It captivates you as you begin to understand that there... More

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OratoireStJoseph, Guest Relations Manager at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review

We thank you for your spiritual message. We hope you can come back ! More

Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A 'MUST SEE' when in montreal. breath takingly beautiful building and grounds. if you have the time and energy, you can take the steps up.

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OratoireStJoseph, Guest Relations Manager at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment ! We are happy you enjoyed your visit. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were there during a snow storm. So the view was not so clear and everything was covered in snow. Still it was so pretty. Very nice architecture. We did not find the steps tiring at all. Overall the place was very calm and serene. We wish we could visit this place again in summer.

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OratoireStJoseph, Guest Relations Manager at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review

We really appreciate that you consider as a“Must visit attraction in Montréal” Thank You ! We hope too that you can come back this summer and enjoy our shrine with its garden. More

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