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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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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated...

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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Hailing from a strict catholic background, I've seen my fair share of grande churches. I clearly had an expectation upon the drive to St. Joseph's Oratory. Let me say that I... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hailing from a strict catholic background, I've seen my fair share of grande churches. I clearly had an expectation upon the drive to St. Joseph's Oratory. Let me say that I was indeed impressed by what stood before me. It is a magnificent work of architecture only minds ahead of their time dream up. There are many ins and outs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We headed up to the Oratory after evening hours at the museum. Its a quick drive from Sherbrooke and if you head up at 8:00 or so, you can get some dramatic city views and a brisk evening up on the terrace. While the stairs were closed for hiver, we did head up them and a few other people were... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to hear angels sing, go to Sunday Mass at St. Joseph's Oratory. The choir, Les Petits Chanteurs, is magnificant. Their voices complement the homage to St. Joseph that is the oratory that Brother Andre constructed. Situated on the side of Mont Royal, the church dominates the skyline of the city of a thousand steeples. The modern church... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is amazing and Majestic! We took a walk of the grounds and had some great pictures at the foot of the hill. Must see..

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were at the cemetery nearby tending my husband's ancestral gravesite. Decided to visit the oratory as we had some time available before checking into our hotel. There is no cost to visit the oratory but there is a $5 "donation" charge if you want to park your car on the grounds. If you ever need to get "some steps... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really liked the lay out of the Basilica which is largest church in Canada as stands on 25th position in the world. The church has many photo spots. You can also have the city view from top which is fabulous and from one side you can view water body… not sure river or sea. This place has free Wi-Fi.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tucked away far from the tourist area, this majestic structure rises against the skyline, inviting thorough exploration. Be ready to climb some stairs, although inside there are escalators and elevators to aid you. We walked around every place possible in the Oratory and cannot find the words to describe it. I have seen nothing similar to this. And when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is stunning, even better than Notre-Dame Basilica!!! St. Joseph's Oratory has 8 stories and a big balcony. Beautiful, beautiful painted walls and windows that you will want to look at every single one of them. You will love this attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there several times and i have to say it is a really peaceful place to be Make sure you are well dressed if you are going in the winter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here as part of a tour, and was surprised to see how big this church is. The balcony on top has a good view and it was winter so I could not go out side in the garden. The little gift shop has nice souvenirs.

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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.