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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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  • Average5%
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“votive chapel” (37 reviews)
“holy place” (26 reviews)
3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful church with a great view of the city. Be sure to make time to walk to the stations of the cross - tours available in English or French but we did it on our own. Worth the extra 30 minutes to walk it...More

Thank Kitty K
Reviewed 2 days ago

on top of the mountain. the outside old- some of the inside newer. just grande. amazing. got chills as soon as I walked in. was so beautiful. such a special place. a must see in montreal.

Thank naleesam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The location of this oratory is magnificent and the interior is quite unusual - very modern 60's. If you are not visiting for a cure, I suggest allotting an hour of your time in Montreal for your visit.

Thank Gayle M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful experience and amazing gift shop. You will be amazed by all the beautiful rosaries and souvenirs.

Thank Serena D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited St. Joseph's in the afternoon after exploring Notre Dame Basilica before lunch. These two religious centres are vastly different. While Notre Dame is gothic, ornate, and traditional in its appearance, the basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory is modernist. I am not a fan...More

Thank Ross L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Back for a visit after 30 years. It's a very big church and lots of things to see,; I even walked through the way of cross as well, what a wonderful garden. It's worth to visit, jus pay $5 parking (it's a suggested donation) or...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sturdily built on top of the mountain, St. Joseph Oratory gives you the panoramic view of the Old Montreal. We had the chance to be at the viewing deck and the spectacular scenery just mesmerize you. The inside of the church is dimly lit that...More

Thank Lester M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The nearest Metro station is Cote-des-Neiges on the blue line. Turn right at the exit and right again at the top of the main street. I got there at 9am, the sun was right behind it, the ideal lighting is about 4-5pm when the sun...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Oratory was worth the visit, the front gardens were beautiful, the view from the stairs was good, and the church was huge yet had an understated simplicity and a beautiful sacrament behind the main altar accessible to visitors to sit and pray.

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The church is situated on a hill so it gives a nice view of Montreal. However, there is not much to see inside the church as it doesn't have much décor like historical churches such as Notre Dame.

Thank Monky
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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chris T
10 September 2017|
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Response from Lucky B | Reviewed this property |
When I visited St. Joseph's Oratory in mid-August 2017, I did not need to pay an entrance fee. I simply found a parking spot, and immediately starting taking pictures of the grounds and Oratory, and toured the... More
8 August 2017|
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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.