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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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Visited with a friend, I was surprised to see people from all ethnic group religions visiting this holy place to see the historic Church and learn about St. Joseph's miracles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with a friend, I was surprised to see people from all ethnic group religions visiting this holy place to see the historic Church and learn about St. Joseph's miracles curing people who were paralyzed. Unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This impressive Basilica was built to honor Brother Andre who was known for his healing work. The work was inspired by his life, though he never saw it himself. It's quite modern, with a beautiful garden area with the "stations of the cross" with sculptures spaced along the path. It ends at a lovely pool. It must be quite something... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Biggest church in Montreal. Near to everything. Despite influx of tourist the place is still spacious. Peace and quiet. NIce view and overlooking Montreal

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Architecturally stunning. Recommend an evening visit, it's less busy and the view of the city from the top at night is delightful. The inside is inspiring and the gardens lovely. The kids loved the outside and sped through the inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're going for a very unique view high atop the city or just to get a workout walking up the stairs, this is the place for you. It is a church, though, at which point I guess it's just up to the interpretation of those who attend. I found the inside to be quite somber at best, in no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here recently and it is beautiful, lots of steps to climb to get access but not sure if there are lifts. The inside is amazing and the views from the top are breathtaking. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St. Joseph Oratory is simple one of the places to see simply put, it has exceptional view of Montreal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were able to get here by public transportation using the Metro and a bus. Once you arrive, you can take a free shuttle to the building and avoid some of the stairs. There are elevators inside. It is a beautiful working church. It you go to the top, you are rewarded with a dynamite view. The hall with devotional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an amazing place to visit. The build there are a lot of history about brother Andre . It's a place that the peace is everything

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In all travel guides, you can read about Oratoire St-Joseph. But nothing really captures this site. Free visit, contributions of course recommended. First it is a real church, renovated rather recently. Majestic but modern. But the whole complex is much more than that. The view on Montreal from the top gallery is impressive; don't worry, after getting up the stairs... More 

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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.