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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 241 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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is another must see in Montreal!! The size of this place is crazy and how high up there it is, is also crazy. Thank god they allow you to drive up most of the way because the amount of stairs it takes to get to the top is nuts, something like 200+stairs, but it is well worth the trip... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

part of any novice visit to Montreal should include a visit to St Joseph's Oratory. It is a vert well maintained historical site. The ere are many stairs and climbing but the panoramic views of Montreal are worth it. Many shrines, beautiful artowrk, souvinir shope etc

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South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Huge!! take time to follow tour guidebook or take a tour. Follow The Stations of the Cross that are in a natural setting and the monuments are beautiful. A religious experience!

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The building is magnificent. Few buildings less than 100 years old can boast the fine points and features of the Cathedral at St. Joseph's. The views of the city as well as the travel to the top of Mont Royal are amazing

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A reind recommended that we go visit the Oratorio and it is impressive as well as beautiful. The building itself is set on a hill with stairs beginning at street level and going all the way u to the entrance. The oratorio reminded me of Dante's Divine Comedy - we began our journey at street level - Inferno- leaving everything... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This Basilica tell the story of Brother André. You find also his tomb. On the Terrace you have a great view on Montreal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The L'oratoire Saint- Joseph du Mont Royal is not to be missed. It is a huge construction and there, even if you are not a religious person, you will be able to get to know the story of Saint Brother Andre, which is worth the visit. Take the metro to station Côte des Neiges, from there is just a short... More

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great view of northern montreal and basically 5 dollars for the car park as a donation gives you the ability to visit all aspects of this amazing building. Take some time and view the museum aspects of this building. Take in a mass if you are inclined and ensure you go to the cathedral level and step out to view... More

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Whether you are religious or not, this place is amazing. It is perched on top of a high hill, and the structure itself is immense. The views of the city and countryside are spectacular. For 3-5$ to park (cant recall exactly), it's well worth it. There is no other fee. You can walk through the basilica and climb the steps... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

St. Joseph's has a commanding location on the edge of Mount Royal Park. There is plenty of parking located at the base for a small fee (I think it was C$5). From there you have a slightly inclined walk to the entrance, after which there were escalators and elevators available. There maybe a more friendly entrance for mobility impaired individuals,... More

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