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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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“votive chapel” (36 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 yesterday

I reached the base of this large church after a short walk from the metro station. From there the church provides a free shuttle to reach the top gift shop entrance. You can take the elevator to the top and other floors. This large church...More

Thank WheelingTraveler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church is quite impressive construction it was me quite recent of the 1960s. The church is Huge I believe it is the third largest dome in the world. It's built on the side of the hill there is lots of steps and levels cathedrals...More

Thank John C
Reviewed yesterday

Great views. Enjoyed the museum. Great reason to go to Mount Royal. 10 minutes off Metro stop. Note: You do not have to walk all the external stairs. If you enter the lower level building there are escalators that will take you to the top...More

Thank TPatHouston
Reviewed 2 days ago

Free of charge, beautiful view of the city. Long flights of stairs up, but the breathtaking view is definitely worth it. It would be the perfect spot for sunset viewing. Not too crowded, sitting on the steps and admirining the view is one of the...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Getting there is a bit difficult, you either get a taxi, organised tour bus or you can cycle but is a very steep climb so unless you are up for a challenge I wouldn't recommend it. In summer they enable a summer service bus (711)...More

Thank Yaiza L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the trip. Very powerful. As a Catholic an experience of a lifetime. Pray to Saint Brother Andre, our own Canadian saint

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Oratory is located at a high point on the outskirts of the city. You can have a great view of the city and the surroundings. There are a number of stairs to climb to reach the top, but if you want there is also...More

Thank roseyposey133
Reviewed 3 days ago

A picturesque setting with a beautiful church. You'll get a great look at the Montreal skyline. A must-stop if taking the double-decker tour.

Thank Cousy14
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While the site is a fascinating example to religious strip and the ability to construct such an edifice. It's position on the north westerly side affords the late day sun while the rest of Montreal is in twilight. What a beautiful place to watch a...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can see all of Montreal from the church steps . This church is so massive that you have to see it to appreciate its grandeur. The history , architecture and grounds make you wonder what it was like here before it became a tourist...More

Thank steve a
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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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.
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29 May 2017|
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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
On Sundays, the parking is free of charge. Enjoy your visit !