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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 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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Peaceful and relaxing!

I really love this church! It is full of rich history, beautiful architecture, peaceful and great place to just relax and spend quality time admiring the church itself and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really love this church! It is full of rich history, beautiful architecture, peaceful and great place to just relax and spend quality time admiring the church itself and Montreal with great views from the top! I highly recommend a visit if you are in Montreal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a few great hours touring the Oratory, beautiful views. Lovely gardens outside to stroll through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent not just for Catholics but for everybody who loves history and good landscape views, nice climbing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a deeply spiritual experience spend a few hours or a day here. Visit St Frère André's resting place..walk through the Stations of the Cross outside or if you're lucky attend a mass with Les petits chanteurs du Mont-Royal....take in the view ...this is truly a magical place !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Now, this is truly a stop to Make, if you visit Montreal, the church has so much history, and it has many ins and outs, you could honestly take a day to enjoy the grounds. To visit and read of the miracles of people who were cripple, you could see where everyone who received a gift of healing left their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully designed building .Serene and peaceful, a great place to relax and reflect. A fantastic place for those are religious and a place full of history for everyone. A nice place to visit in the winter but even better in the summer. Easily accessible by public transit and lots of parking for those who drive. Great view of Montreal especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful church went there as a child and prayed on the steps to the top this time took the short cut a small donation required but well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When entering this magnificent holy place you will experience a feeling of complete peace. Every step you take throughout this historical church brings you closer to Our Lord.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit Montreal, a must see not far from downtown, a holy place.Try to climb to the top balcony, the view Ima amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Big and Beatifull place. Worth the drive, really huge contruction, at a nice spot on Mont Royal. Enjoy the visit and get to know the rest of attractions at Mont Royal.

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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.