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“An impressive church” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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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.
Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“An impressive church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful oratory with two beautiful churches. Very scenic and a nice place to visit. Lots to see and the views are spectacular. Most everything is free and parking was beyond reasonable. Really good experience. Worth the trip.

Visited April 2013
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OratoireStJoseph, Responsable relations clients at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. I should mention that parking is only free on Sundays.
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“Nice view cool church a copy of a Paris church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Nice church but not the best sight seeing in Motnreal. Bee to the same version in Paris which is nicer , older , and better. It is for the view

Visited April 2013
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OratoireStJoseph, Responsable relations clients at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
I thank you for your comment ! Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is flattered to be compared to one of the great churches of Paris. But we must gently protest that the Oratory was in no way planned to imitate that other grand church. The Oratory’s basilica was constructed in 1924. Both churches are decorated in the style of their (different) times, and each has its own history and raison d’être.
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Brasilia, DF
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful construction, great decorating... the place is amazing. And specially the bells jingling as songs... unique!

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OratoireStJoseph, Responsable relations publiques at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
I thank you so much for your comments !
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Omer, null, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

looks imprissive from outside.
i was there in the winter time so it wasn't as green and nice outside as in the pictures.

from inside a nice big church. not as pretty as the Europeans.

Visited April 2013
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OratoireStJoseph, Responsable relations clients at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
I thank you so much for your comments ! During Winter time the Oratory is covered by the snow. I hope you can come back during the summer season when you can ejoy our gardens.
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“Modern oratory with a great organ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were lucky to be able to attend some great organ pieces which recenters after making it through the crowds in the crypt.

Visited March 2013
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OratoireStJoseph, Responsable relations clients at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
I thank you so much for your comments. If you like the Organ, we have free concerts on Sundays at 3.30pm in the Basilica. Please check our website for musical events !
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