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“Peaceful . . .” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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
Ranked #5 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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“Peaceful . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

St. Joseph's Oratory is a place to rest, to reflect and to reassure yourself that the world is good. Visit and put yourself into a wonderful positive place.

Visited July 2013
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“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Not as elegant as Basilica Notre Dame downtown the oratory is nonetheless worth a visit. There is parking there and also accessible by bus. Outside one can tour the flower gardens with fountains, ornate shrubbery and the 12 stations of the cross. There are numerous sets of steps leading from street level to the top which afford a spectacular view of Montreal west on a clear day.

Visited August 2012
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

You can climb the 185 steps or go up about 100 steps and take the electrical stairs. It is well worth going all the way to the top. The view is incredible. The photos from the front entrance are breath taking.

Visited July 2013
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“A place to be...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Another nice place to see and experience in Montreal. Must spend some time, its peaceful and so good. The view from the top is beautiful.

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“Don't miss the escalator!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Amazing! We found the escalator to the top after we hiked up the steps to the top. If you go into the gift shop first, you will find the rest rooms and the escalator. you can skip the many, many steps to the top!! Worth the trip if you are in the area. Nice to be able to get so close to a saint.

Visited July 2013
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