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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...more
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3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed today via mobile

The views from the top are stunning, but the church itself is very modern and cold in its design. High cement walls, it a ‘traditional’ cathedral, but still very interesting.

Thank Gregsky
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even if you are not catholic it is worth the stop and the visit. I go there at every visit in Mtl. They have a lot of activities going on all year long.

Thank bettyboophaiti
Reviewed yesterday

one of those must see one time places of montreal. Bring the family and take lots of pictures, but get ready for a long walk up the stairs.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really I was so disappointed when I went to see it! It’s just a big building with no charms, you have a good panoramic and that it. Inside there is nothing will make you its worth it to pay.

Thank Noby D
Reviewed yesterday

One of the stops on the gray line bus tour. Every visitor to Montreal should visit this observatory. You will never believe the beauty and size of the upper chapel.

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The approach is beautiful. The steps could be challenging to persons not able to climb numerous stairs. The Museum was interesting. I enjoyed the nativity scenes from around the world even though the USA’s is disheartening. The gardens and grounds are so peaceful and reflective....More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely site to visit. It is impressive both inside and out. The balcony also gives remarkable views. Just be aware that there are many steps to get up if you want to go inside.

Thank Warmie_79
Reviewed 2 days ago

The parking is a flat rate of $5. Outside architecture is very impressive. It looks like St-Peter’s Basilica in Rome. However, the inside has change a lot over the last 20 years. It has been modernized to a point where it lost all of its...More

Thank gincar2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place, specially to take some pictures and spend time with family. I went at 7:30pm and caught the last minutes of the sunset, it was nice.

Thank Karina S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The oratory itself is free. Parking is charged at a flat-rate of $5. There is parking at the bottom of the oratory and at the top as well. It's only about 10 minutes' drive from downtown. It's very big inside and there is lots to...More

Thank Andy Z
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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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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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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