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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-733-8211
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Ranked #4 of 213 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Worth climbing up the steps in the snow to see this. One does not have to be a religous person to appreciate the beauty of this place. No charge to get in. Loved it!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This impressive pilgrimage site is very sought by Catholics from everywhere and by non-Catholic and non-religious tourists as one of the most visited site in Montreal. Several masses on Sunday, almost by the hour till 11:15 AM. Most are in French, the 11:15 AM is in English (always packed!) There are also masses during week days. Check their website for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Always nice to come and visit Oratory with kids. The parking now requests $5 donation which allows you to park on their ground but if you want to save that amount, you can always park on the Cote-des -Neiges/ side where there are many residential buildings. A little hike up the hill could be demanding for those not so fit... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It's been a long time that I haven't visit the St-Joseph's Oratory. I wanted to visit on my short trip to Montreal back in October 2014. It has changed so much (for the better of course). It is as clean as it was before, they have a brand new gift shop on the second floor. Great for souvenirs. They have... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This church is majestic, both on the outside as well as on the inside. It's a mix of classic cathedral in size but modern in substance, including the artwork inside the Church. The artwork is sublime, not too imposing (while some of them are huge) as is they all want to direct our attention to the glory of God whom... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

If you're touring around Montreal, this place is worth a visit if you can get to it. We drove up here on our last visit. It's very beautiful both inside and outside. Outside especially because of the great panoramic view. Otherwise, we probably spent less than an hour milling about.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I would highly recommend that St. Joseph's be visited before the Notre-Dame Basilica is visited. The two cathedrals are completely different and offer two completely different experiences. I wish that I had visited the Oratory before the Basilica as I could not help but be let down by the inside of the Oratory after having experienced the grandeur and sheer... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Everyone who comes to Montreal should visit, the small church on the side is very interesting to see.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very nice church, the biggest in Canada if I'm correct. Unfortunately, didn't get chance to get inside because it was getting darker and I was walking. But difficult to get to Oratory or back to City Center if you walk. It took me more than 2 hours and I walk fast. I have to admit, some of the parts of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The church seems to have undergone some extensive outdoor renovations. It is beautiful inside - the stained glass is spectacular. To top it, the organ music is utterly divine!

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