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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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Go and visit it .. Get a dose of humanity ...

A place that should be visited to get a real dose of internal peace and the power of good ... Peaceful place with real vibes of humanity ... It was nice to see people from all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

A place that should be visited to get a real dose of internal peace and the power of good ... Peaceful place with real vibes of humanity ... It was nice to see people from all overvthe world and different relegions proving that being different should bring people together not to separate them ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What a spectacular vista! You can see for miles and ,lies and miles! The modern motif inside was a complete and very pleasant surprise...but the gardens were the best! So tranquil and so beautifully done!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Just drove by with a bus trip and the building looked amazing, did not get a chance to go inside but very impressive on the outside. This is located on Mount Royal above Montreal city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I visited St. Joseph Oratory on a Sunday to enjoy its famous boys choir and that was wonderful, indeed. Imposing structure of many levels on the hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I like this place. You can see this church from anywhere in Montreal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Great View of Montreal and interesting history of the oratory -.thoroughly enjoyed wak through gardens - recreating 'sorrowful' rosary - very moving .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

beautiful view and enjoyed the peaceful inside the church, my mind feel so clam while sitting on the bench.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I am Orthodox but this Catholic oratory is the one Catholic church like place I enjoy going. It's somewhere many people enjoy going to visit regardless of there religious beliefs .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The heart at the church is on the second floor, go check out. The stairs and the whole oratory is a beautiful place to visit when you're alone or with family or friends. It makes you believe that spiritual connection can be ignited anywhere in your heart even if you didn't believe in an omnipower above.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is not just a religious landmark it is a cultural one as well. It is the oldest church in Montreal and its construction took decades to be completed. Around Christmas you can see the Creche displays. Artists from around the world submit artwork centered around the divinity story. It is a lovely place to spend a half day.

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Staying in 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.