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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-733-8211
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Description: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to...
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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Very informative and well worth the time

We spent two hours here exploring the history and behind this great man. Would recommend this to all the matter your religion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We spent two hours here exploring the history and behind this great man. Would recommend this to all the matter your religion.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We followed weird GPS instructions and ended up accessing the church from behind. I say this because we had no impression of the church until walking in a side entrance, and...wow! Amazing stonework, impressive size and scale. We only spent a short time inside, and then walked out the front to the top of the steps, overlooking the city. Such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Incredible display! We took the subway and a bus from Old Montreal, and we still had to walk quite a bit to get there. Then you have to start walking up the stairs, and it just keeps going up and up. But if you can do it, it is really worth it! No B.S., the multiple churches, chapels, chambers, alters,... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view of all of Montreal from the terrace. Be prepared for climbing a lot of stairs, even with the escalators and elevators and shuttle from the parking area. But well worth it to see and learn about Brother Andre and Saint Joseph. Stay if they are offering an organ recital - it's really wonderful. They have cameras on the... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

a modern (1967) building but quite interesting with lovely gardens & views. You can't walk there from the Mont Royal Parc though

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

One of the landmark sites in Montreal. The steps leading up to the entrance have inspired many...seek out the legends around these stairs... The interior is something to behold even for the non-religious. Classic design, intricate detailing, beautiful art. The tomb of Saint André recalls a bygone era.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The best views of Montreal and the St. Lawrence River. Lovely interior, though not at all ornate.Don't be overwhelmed by all the stairs up to the top, there is an elevator that you can take after you reach the main outdoor level where the visitors center is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went to Mass on Saturday on a beautiful July day. The smaller chapel was simple and beautiful. We then visited the larger cathedral in the highest portion of the basilica it is so grand and so modern and fantastic we could not believe it. They were playing the HUGE organ and that just was as fantastic as it could... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's quite a trek up the stairs, but most definitely one of the best and magnificent views of Montreal City. Whether it's for a spiritual pilgrimage, or simply to seek solace alone, or go with a loved one and enjoy the breath-taking view of the Oratory and of the City, this is a definite must-see on the list of any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Such an amazing site! 100% worth your time when you are in Montreal! Not far from Old Montreal, so its easy to get to (just look up directions cause it can be kind of confusing) Amazing view of the city.

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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-733-8211
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Parc du Mont-Royal

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Parc du Mont-Royal
Montreal was named for this hilly highland, where the tallest spot in the city overlooks its most extensive parkland. The greenspace of Parc du Mont-Royal is an outdoorsman's dream, with hiking trails and nature walks that cater to every season and level of athlete. In the winter, cross-country skiers, tobogganers, and ice skaters don their equipment by Beaver Lake and its pavilion, while the warmer months bring families and competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.