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St. 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 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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3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Suprising plain in comparison to the four nearby basilicas. An interesting story of the Oratorys construction but its very dark. We took the staircases but escalators are available for mobility challenge patrons. The chapel in the rear and stations of the cross are interesting too.

2  Thank Geodude13
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Worth a visit as a part of a whole day climb and walk around the Mount Royal area in Montreal.Great family outing with very little costs involved.

1  Thank GEEOZ
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The most fascinating Bascilla I have ever been in to. Very old on the outside, but very modern on the inside, ahead of its time. Very impressed. And the view up there of the city is wonderful

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

So inspiring and beautiful. We'll worth all the energy to see. It would of been nice if our trolley tour guide would of told us that there is a free shuttle to the top. Once you walk up the front stairs there are escalators inside.

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I with friends visited this historical sacred place and it was extremely amazing. This structure was built with amazing architecture . I would recommend it and would love to see it again.

1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Saint Joseph Oratory its a great place to visit, the entrance its awesome, you can take the stairs or the bus, I recommend the stairs because you can see eaverything way better than the bus, the view at te second floor its too much to...More

1  Thank daybh
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Whether you're a believer or not, St-Joseph's Oratory is a must-see for everyone coming to Montreal. The actual building is very impressive and the view is spectacular. Parking is free on Sundays. The organ concerts are awesome!

2  Thank eyma3000
Reviewed 14 September 2016

In Europe basilicas and churches of all sizes and shape has pride in their history. Not here. There is no charm. It's big, It's imposing. It's cold. It not well renovated. Its dirty. I would not bother visiting.

1  Thank Foodie_4488
Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of my favorite Montreal attractions. The structure is stunning by its sheer size but also remains simple in its architecture. The views over northern Montreal are magnificent If you are there outside of winter, don't miss the beautiful way of the cross garden on...More

1  Thank CanadianInNJ
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

With about 5 major churches in the city St.Joseph Oratory has a commanding perch on very high ground which emphasizes the exterior of the church. It's interior is subdued in comparison with the other cathedrals and basilicas. BUT... the awe is in the details of...More

1  Thank JoeV993
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
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Response from Kati C | Reviewed this property |
You'll fine shadow!!
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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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
On Sundays, the parking is free of charge. Enjoy your visit !