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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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Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #4 of 199 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The size of this church is amazing. Not to mention, the stairs to the top were quite a climb, but well worth it. Do not leave Montreal without seeing this church!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

St. Joseph's Oratory is located on the edge of Mount Mont-Royal. It overlooks Côte-des-neiges. It is easily accessible by public transport. From metro station Côte-des-neiges, it is a 10 minutes walk. This is one of the landmarks in Montreal and if you have a couple of hours it is definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Stunning! I was there in September ...the weather it was perfect! Make sure you walk through the stairs to the end!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Be sure to see the Museum - 200 global nativity scenes and much more. Well worth the small fee. The upstairs church is spectacular.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

For any catholic, visiting the Oratory always leaves you with the very special feeling and emotions!

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Estoril, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Although is a little bit far away from downtown Montreal, you can easily get there by metro and bus. And after you must walk a little bit to reach the main entrance, But it's a marvellous and huge Oratory that takes about 1 hour to visit. There are guided tours but I didn't take one because i wanted to take... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

There's something about hiking to the top of the mountain that sits not one but two beautiful churches in one Basilica. I was lucky enough to show up towards the tail end of mass in the Crypt Church...beautiful church. I moved on to the votive church where there were dozens of candles for Brother Andre and I was able to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have no complaints, just a deep appreciation of the history of the church. The view from this church is awesome and the story of the miracles of the church is very enlightening.

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went there in the morning after breakfast. It was our firat stop. The architecture is very good. A good stop for photo session. The view from the top is very good. You can spend some good quality time inside and outside it. Worth visiting.

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McAllen, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Big Hike up or take the trolley, It is basically a large church. No charge so worth time to explore and nice views up top.

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