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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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Montreal City Guided Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #4 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

If art deco architecture is your thing, then, you will certainly enjoy this huge church. Looks fantastic on the outside, however, the inside is kinda plain in my book (especially compared to other churches in Montreal) and harsh. However, if you keep that in mind and want to spend the day going from one side of Mont Royal to the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

my third visit to the Oratory was just as enlightening as the first two. A must if in Montreal, regardless of your spiritual beliefs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The view from the top of the mountain is priceless and I mean if you don't want to climb the stairs you can take the shuttle that does round trips from the bottom to the top every kind of 15 minutes. Right now in winter you should go like at 15:00 to see the view before, during and after sunset... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had some extra time In Montreal and decided to check out St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal. What a special treat to visit this amazing place! When we first arrived on the premises, we were astounded to see the height and expanse of it. The outdoor stairs are high and lengthy, yet we saw several people... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is one of the most beautiful attractions in Montreal,I could easily get there by the metro and it is not far from the metro station,some minutes away from the metro station.I went there on Easter and I saw some people climbing up the stairs on their knees (99 steps,I guess).Inside there were amazing different chapels and rooms with lots... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the St Joseph Oratory on our trip in Montreal and was blown away by the beauty of the building. We were there in winter just after a snow storm that happened a couple days earlier. The snow made the views even better. The inside of the building is really beautiful and very peaceful. The whole place felt... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

From our hotel we took the metro to Cote-Des-Neiges to visit Oratoire St-Joseph. It's the world's largest and most popular shrine dedicated to St. Joseph, Jesus' father. Seeing it for the first time I felt overwhelmed of it's grandness and beauty. As we climbed up the steps, on our feet, we saw a man climbing on his knees, rosary in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

During my second visit to Montreal, my brother and I had a limited time to sightsee but this was one of the of the places we needed to see. The climb up was a bit hard as I have problems with one of my ankles from an injury when I was in high school but it was worth it. The... More 

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Pierrefonds, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is a famous Landmark in Montréal. Some people go there to do pilgrimages. Some devoted followers climb the stairs on their knees then ask for a special favor to St-Joseph!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This church can be seen from a distance around the city. Endless steps, I believe 283 to get up there as it sits a top a little hill. Beautiful architecture and grounds, however I was a little disappointed with the interior....not what I expected. Definitely worth visiting. Area is also nice to visit, down Côte-des-Neiges street.

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