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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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$86.01*
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Ranked #4 of 394 things to do in Montreal
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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.
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Amazing from outside. We went on Christmas day. With the lights ad stuff it looked amazing. Inside it was very basic but had an amazing vibe. You know that this place has some powers and a lot of good spirits.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“outskirt residents...this is a historical monument building-house of God and extreme history was BORN HERE...once in a”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

the perfection and history are there to be shared by all...I recomment you study the book of
Brother Andre, a saint whom is burried here for the public to pray around his tombstone sanctuary. good experience for the family

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 621 helpful votes
“The best of Montreal attractions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

The St. Joseph oratory by far surpasses any other attraction in Montreal. It stands on the Mont Royal and its entrance garden is one of a kind. The building is truly magnificient and the interior of the oratory is equally maginificient. I would rank it at the top of the attractions of Montreal.

Visited December 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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“I dont know why this is not ranked higher!???”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Yes, while in Montreal YOU MUST see Notre-Dame and the little chapelle at the back where Celine Dion got married to Rene Angelil. But if you have been to France, it is basically a replica of Notre Dame de Paris. That is why I think you MUST see the Oratory since there's nothing like it. It is so majestic and sticks out on the side of Mount Royal. The dome itself makes you go "WOW!" and that is the major difference with Notre Dame where you cant really enjoy how "majestic" it is since it is to close to other buildings. And if you are superstitious, go ahead and climb the 280 steps ON YOUR KNEES all the way to the top. Thats what the old coach of the famous local NHL hockey team The Montreal Canadiens did in 1993, and his team when on to win the Stanley Cup (Championship Trophy) a few weeks later!

Visited June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Beautiful and grand. Definitely worth the stop, and close to the Metro so its easy to get to. The night we stopped by, the just so happened to have a Organ concert going on - such a treat!

Visited December 2012
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