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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great views of the city, worth the walk around. Christian history spot for Montreal. Unique building and architecture.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

You must visit the oratory for several reasons: its completely free, its an amazingly beautiful piece of architecture, the climb up tbe stairs gives you a ton of opportunities for pictures, and they also have escalators. The way I see ot there is no way around it, you must go.

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Matane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

i have been to the Oratoire in the pass but since the Canonisation of Frere Andre, it has changed alot, they have a section ( museum built in the church ) for Frere Andre life history , i found that interesting , some article were very hard to read so i had to play close attention to the delails.they have... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have been drug to hundreds of monumental churches in my life. After a while they all blend together. This place is special because of the great view and wonderful landscapping around the site. The religious significance will touch many of the visitors.

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A spiritual feeling... a must go ! The story is inspiring, the crypt, heart and crutches are amazing - you need to go !!!

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Should not miss this. I would not climb the steps again.....but overall just a place you should not miss.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Good views. Lots of steps , so be prepared to climb! Very new in comparison to older cathedrals downtown.

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Bracebridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly 20th century. Beautiful worship place. Were those two men going up the centre staircase on their knees, as in a display of piety, serious?

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Really interesting church to visit... There are stairs dedicated to people who wish to go up them on their knees. We just walked up the stairs. The views of the city from the top were incredible and lots of great history inside - Highly recommended

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São José do Rio Preto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Although being just "another cathedral", this one really impressed me for its dimensions. Several floors with so many details I got overwhelmed. The main saloon is so high I spent several minutes just looking at it trying to absorb such greatness

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