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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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Parc du Mont-Royal
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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to...

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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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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Came here from out of town on a business trip. Incredible experience. So cool that you can see it from all around the city!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here from out of town on a business trip. Incredible experience. So cool that you can see it from all around the city!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went with our granddaughters to visit the "museum of the nativity-crèche exposition" at the Oratory, unfortunately it was closed for Renovations. But the visit was just the same enjoyable: the chapel, the church itself, the story of Saint André and of course the view from the "outside Balcony". The girls were impressed by all the candles and the atmosphere... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of my favorite spots in Montreal. Nestled into the mountain, this church has a great back story, and its museum tells you all about how its founder, Brother Antoine and how the church was built. It also gives you a great view of Montreal!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a great church to visit if you are religious or not You have a great view and a great story behind it Live it

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the Oratory and just could not get over the size of the structure!! The church is beautiful and we were fortunate to be there when someone was playing the organ. The sound was unbelievable.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From time to time I visit this incredible church and saint Andre's candles of prayers. It gives an amazing feeling of calmness, emotional fulfillment and uplifting spirits! It attracts different kinds of people and religions. If you're lucky, there will be a mass in progress! Masses are also seen on TV or Internet every morning at 08:30.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Oratory was quite impressive from the bottom of the hill as you come up the steps. I found the interior to be somewhat jarring when compared to the style of the outside.

Thank K S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love coming to this church. You can pray by yourself or attend the mass. it's really popular with tourists and there is a great view of the city especially during sunset. A piece of history and you will learn a great deal about the neighborhood as well

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a nice place to have a little bit of peace and spirituality. And in summer , the view is astonishing. Can’t not wait to see if they make the observatory

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in the shadow of St. Joseph's Oratory for the first 20 years of my life. Brother Andre's little house, the stacks of crutches, the way of the cross, the speak of a different time when faith was palpable in the air. A special place to pray and meditate.

Thank Ken R

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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 competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.
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