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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 #8 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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Kuah, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is perhaps the largest church in honour of St. Joseph and it beautiful from every corner. The whole building in itself is really amazing and the interiors are good too. The best part of the place is definitely the view as being located at a height the place also offers a great view of the city from up here.... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It's not the inside of the church that is impressive but rather it's location and the size of it. It's a little bit outside down town but if you have a couple of hours to spare, this is well worth it.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took the hop on hop off bus and stopped at St. Joseph's. I wasn't terribly excited to see "another church" but this one was definitely worth the stop. It's more modern, less stuffy decor was wonderful to behold. I have not seen another church quite like it. The setting is also beautiful with lovely well-tended gardens and some excellent... More

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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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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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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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