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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3800 Chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
+1 514-733-8211
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal, founded by Saint Brother André in 1904, is a catholic sanctuary and the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. We welcome everyone to partake in panoramic views, music concerts and special religious celebrations; come discover natural, cultural and spiritual treasures in the heart of the city. You will marvel at the votive chapel containing 10,000 candles, the Oratory Museum featuring nativity scenes from around the world, the Original Chapel, the spectacular Garden of the Way of Cross, the Crypt Church and the largest domed Basilica in North America.
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  • Average5%
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“brother andre” (166 reviews)
“votive chapel” (41 reviews)
“largest church” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3800 Chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
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+1 514-733-8211
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"brother andre"
in 166 reviews
"votive chapel"
in 41 reviews
"largest church"
in 34 reviews
"holy place"
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"climb the stairs"
in 31 reviews
"main church"
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"mount royal"
in 95 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 29 reviews
"light a candle"
in 32 reviews
"gift shop"
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"great view of the city"
in 30 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"awe inspiring"
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"visiting montreal"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"notre dame"
in 60 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our visit. This is a huge site, but it has a handful of drawbacks. It's difficult to get here from other parts of the city by car or transit. Once you're there, there isn't much else around it. The Oratory itself is...More

Thank MattMarion
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The votive chapel area was so beautiful. It had a pretty candle station. Make sure to climb to the top, so that you can get a lovely view of the city. a must for

Thank My-Secret-Escapes
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful oratory. The interior is extremely nice. Also the view from this place is exceptional. If you visit Montreal, you should visit this place.

Thank Petar S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the time to explore the largest structure in the world dedicated to St. Joseph. The devout used to climb the many, many steps on their knees. Rarely seen today.

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see while visiting Montreal! The inside has a modern feel which was a surprise! Looking to go back during the summer to see the stairs.

Thank Greta N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether it's for touristic or religiously reasons, visiting Saint Joseph Oratory is a must... Not only it's an impressive church, it's also a good place where you can sit in silence and let your thoughts take you away...

Thank Mino779
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a religious and a nice tranquil escape from the busy city just down below. One can offer prayers and candles at one or many of the altars inside.

Thank lordwheelie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great landmark and a satisfying visit. Multiple rooms and chapels. Some beautiful ironwork. Recommend the cavern of candles.

Thank Boru1014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No matter your faith your sense of peace and aw will burst through your body and mind when you enter this fantastic holy place.

1  Thank bruce t
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They don't really advertise this little gem and we have been traveling to Montreal for years and didn't know about it. It is a bona fide cathedral size church and a very beautiful one at that. Also the story behind it is a very inspiring...More

Thank BMacBaltimore_USA
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chris T
10 September 2017|
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Response from CapistranoBeach | Reviewed this property |
Gps led us to a place where there was no charge. I'm not sure what entrance you are referring to. We did not have a charge.
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mtown27
8 August 2017|
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Response from OSJMR | Property representative |
The Garden of the Way of the Cross, left of the basilica when you are facing the Oratory, takes at least 10 minutes to walk at a brisk pace, is filled with magnificient statues and a bassin with fountain at the top, and is... More
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armo77
3 July 2017|
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Response from Narv-B | Reviewed this property |
They have special set of wooden steps in the middle. I think it can be done at anytime.
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