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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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Ranked #8 of 242 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

On a pleasant summer or fall day or even a winters trek for the hearty adventurer, a tour of Mount Royal in the heart of Montreal is a great days outing. Accessible via Cote-des- Neige blvd. one first passes by Lac Castor (Beaver Lake). There are benches to sit upon and watch the water fowl cruise by. Refreshed it is... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

this was most definitely worth the climb and gave the legs quite the stretch. not for anyone with bad balance or vertigo, coming down was somewhat difficult, though, it was raining quite heavily as well

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We loved the majestic look of the cathedral and the history associated with the area. The cost was $5 per vehicle for entry. Be prepared for a lot of walking and climbing but there are elevators if necessary.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

IT is worth it and entrance is free. View its marvellous at night and day time. Definitively a must, if you come to Montreal. I went up there with my bike, it was a big effort but totally worth it! Tip: you can get the metro or bus easily in centre-ville/ downtown

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you love going to big Cathedrals, this is a good place to explore. Visited with my family. Long walks to the top. Views provide the view of Montreal. Museum and Church in one. Nice venue for taking breath-taking shots.

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Pretty setting, holy, quiet, respectful, FREE. Beautiful churches and chapels. Moving story of St. Brother Andre. A couple of priests and brothers were in offices that were welcoming folks and offering counseling and prayers. The views were amazing.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If I can visit only one place in Montreal, I will visit St Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal without a doubt. As well as its stunning architecture of the church, you can watch a beautiful scenery for the city of Montreal. If you are Christian, you can feel the holy spirit comes

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We ended up taking the Metro and two buses to get to this beautiful church. It's very modern and quite charming at the same time. We were lucky that someone was trying out the organ, so we heard it in all it's glory. There are lots of steps to the front of the church but you can take a shuttle.... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

An important and hopeful place for the faithful; a stunningly beautiful and peaceful place for all. Great views of the city, too.

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longbeach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Take the metro to get to St. Josephs. It is known worldwide as a famous pilgrimage. We were surprised at how modern the main basilica was when we finally got there. Be prepared to climb a few steps. From there walk to Mont Royal Park and stroll around if your feet and legs let you. It's a hike.

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