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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 yesterday

I grew up in Montreal in the catholic faith and this is a special place for me and my family. The have finished much of the restoration and it is looking really good.

Thank BCBob14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My teenage daughter and I stayed close to Mont Royal so we took a bus to the Oratorium. It was a lot of walking and a lot of stairs but there ARE escalators and elevators. Great views from above however different from the ones at...More

Thank Tripadexperts
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you plan to park below, be prepared to scale the steps. Beautiful view once you get up there. We attended a late French mass on Sunday at the chapel. Unfortunately, by the time we finished, the main cathedral was closed. Check its website for...More

Thank Venttianne
Reviewed 3 days ago

St Joseph's Oratory sits on top of the hill which gives you a spectacular view of Montreal! Huge structure that is so impressive just by looking at it from the outside. The altar may not be as impressive as other churches that we've visited but...More

Thank Milton C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Oratory is a beautiful and inspirational house of prayer. We attended Mass at which the Boy's Choir sang - it was moving and angelic. The story of Brother Andre and his shrine are worth visiting and helping us put life in perspective. Well worth...More

Thank CTYankee143
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This Oratory rests at the top of a hill on the way to Mont Royal. Its huge dome stands out, and is one of the largest amongst Catholic sites in the world. The cost of the tour is $5. There are a large number of...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want the best view of Montreal, go to the very top of the steps! The interior of the church is huge and the organ is pretty cool. In the near future there is going to be a modernization project, so you will be...More

Thank Allergista
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is something very particular and special about the tomb of brother Saint Andre. The sheer volume of crutches as testimony of his healing intercessions, this great friend of St. Joseph, is inspiration enough. But come and see .. there's Soo much more.

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful view of Montreal even if the building and grounds are a little dirty (so many people come to visit). It was still worth the visit.

Thank shogsed
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wondferful place.Wish I had been able to spend some time there or go to Mass.Family was with me for sightseeing.Bought some nice rosary beads.

Thank John B
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 !