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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
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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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Wonderful Basilica overlooking the city of Montreal

This magnificent Basilca church is a must when visiting Montreal, located on Mont-Royal built in 1967 so its modern compare other churches around the world. My wife & I walked up... read more

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Laurieton, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This magnificent Basilca church is a must when visiting Montreal, located on Mont-Royal built in 1967 so its modern compare other churches around the world. My wife & I walked up to this magnificent church from the city with other relatives who live in there. Its was certainly worth the trip in March this year, with a wonderful view of... More 

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I went to school right in front of it. It's beautiful inside and now. You get the best views of the city in the stairs and the inside has a beautiful purifying waterfall.

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must-see place when visiting Montreal. It is a huge church with a magnitude hard to explain. I am not a catholic person but I believe that the magnificent of this place can be enjoyed even by a non-Christian or even a non-faith based person. It is the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world and... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very easy to access from metro with a short walk uphill. This ornate church is on a mountain. Inside is marvelous!

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Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You need to drive out to get there but worth it. This place is magnificent and reminds me of the similar cathedral in France that I just can't remember the name at moment. Interior is not artistic or decorated much but the architecture is impressive once you are inside.

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything here is huge. The exterior size, the stairs, the interiors. Great visit and a must while on town

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Biassono, Lombardia, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't miss to visit this place. It's a very nice attraction specially for the story of this monument (Father Andrè). Again, it's really good to spend time to visit.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place. I spent quite a bit more time outside walking the grounds and seeing the views of the city. Inside of the church is nice, but may not be worth the entrance fee. Still worth seeing if you're there already.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think it went bigger the last time I was here (20 years ago) I remember we only used stairs but its good that they made the elevator to access inside but it become for commercial attraction than the place for worship. And like the Notre Dame Basilica, they asked the tourist to contribute $5.00 to see the church and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family spent a lovely afternoon touring St. Joseph's Oratory and were very impressed with the grounds and the church. It's beautiful with lovely views of the city.

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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.
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