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“Huge oratory”

St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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Ranked #4 of 393 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.
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Huge oratory”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

It's size awe me, several escalator ride to the top or you can take the lift. If you expect similar refined architecture of Notre Dame you will be disappointed. It's free. Visit on the way to Mount Royal Park.

Visited January 2014
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OratoireStJoseph, Guest Relations Manager at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Happy New Year 2014 ! I thank you for visiting the Oratory.
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Irmo, South Carolina
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“so beautiful”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

plan to spend some time here to really see what you can. a breath taking climb and experience. don't forget to say a prayer ,while there!!

Visited January 2014
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OratoireStJoseph, Guest Relations Manager at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
We wish a beautiful Happy New Year 2014 ! We hope you can come back during summer time.
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“A must see...”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

The building itself is magnificent and the inside is very beautiful.. There are 2 mass rooms in the building one for daily use and another for occasions.. One which is capable of holding 1000 people and another which can seat 3000.. Here also you can see St.Josephs actual heart on display on one of the floors.. Great viewing area over looking the city also.. Keep in mind once the snow hits this viewing area closes off for safety

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OratoireStJoseph, Guest Relations Manager at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
We are happy that you have enjoyed your visit. Happy New Year 2014 !
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The most beuatifull Basilica i haver saw”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

I liked the gardens around and the huge inside of Basilica.
Inside we may sine a book telling were we are from and our wishes and prays to Saint Joseph´s. The view from the residential side of Montreal is breathtaking from the front door of the Basilica. I visited this Beautiful place in the summer of 2005.

Visited July 2013
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OratoireStJoseph, Guest Relations Manager at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
I thank you for your nice comment. We are looking forward the opening the garden early in May.
Happy New Year 2014 !
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Devon, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing catherdal to Saint Joseph.”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Set high upon a hill, this imposing edifice uses more modern ecclesiastical architecture while retaining a powerful sense of the sacred. The great chapel moved my 13 year old daughter to prayer, no mean feat. Do not miss this oratory when in Montreal.

Visited December 2013
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OratoireStJoseph, Guest Relations Manager at St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
We are happy you have enjoyed your visit. Happy New Year 2014 !
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