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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-733-8211
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Ranked #6 of 478 things to do in Montreal
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated...
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this place so much, is so peaceful and beautiful. Services in different languages and various organ concerts. Has a nice view of Montréal and the garden is a perfect place to get away from the crowds. Parking is free and near public transportation and a shuttle to the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

After visiting my parents at the Mount Royal cemetery my husband and I decided to visit St Joseph oratory. We both had not been there in many years. I honestly felt a sense of relief and comfort. We walked around and felt like tourists. We lit candles and said a prayer. I really recommend that any tourist or even people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A beautiful landmark pertaining to Montreal's history!! The inside of the Oratory has a 60-70s style to it. The oratory is still functional celebrating mass to the public.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Whether you are a pilgrim or adventurist, climb up to the top of the stairs that lead to the Oratory and let your eyes wonder far and wide. Inside or out, meditate, prey and relax. If you are lucky, someone will be practicing Bach on the great organ or the bells will chime. It is all about timing but always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very beautiful! Massive, massive, massive. There was a lot of places to see within the oratory, like several service rooms, brother Andre's chapel, a garden to walk through, etc. etc. I would definitely recommend it. I also appreciated that I did not have to pay to enter the Church, like you would have to at the Notre Dame Basilica. Beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful place that once you go to...you will want to return again. Take your time and see everything. There are so many things to appreciate. The organ and gates in the main chapel are phenomenal. Not to mention there is the heart of a saint you can gaze at. The room where all the canes are hanging... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a very impressive monument.You can go for visit, listen to concerts or also to pray.The story of Brother Andre is interesting to know.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Regardless if you are religious or not...its such a nice place to see...there is a great view from the top floor..the décor, paintings and sculptures are amazing. There is a little souvenir boutique and fast food restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

its one place but there is so much to see. Take a tour of this astonishing place to learn everything you can. They are not expensive and you will learn so much more! After take your time to return to your favourite spots. No matter how many times I've visited this place always takes my breath away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Would highly recommend. Stunning Church, historical, spiritual, beautiful view of the city from the top of the hill.

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