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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” (35 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 6 days ago

My second visit to St. Joseph's Oratory and I must say a wonderful experience. It is spiritually uplifting and very serene. My husband was equally as amazed by it's beauty and peaceful feeling!

Thank Vacationgirl007
Reviewed 6 days ago

St. Bro Andre's major accomplishment. Also a fitting place to venerate a great saint who helped many. A must stop for all tourists to Montreal.

Thank Serendipity8
Reviewed 6 days ago

St Joseph's Oratory is one of the biggest churches in the world. It is impressive and worth a visit, especially to experience the Brother André museum. Even if you're not religious it's a good way to spend a few hours, taking in some of the...More

Thank Maurice R
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the inside of the Oratory is very nice, it was the outside "Way of the Cross" gardens and views from the top that I found most impressive. That said, do explore inside as well, as the altar is very pretty. The gardens are very...More

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing Notre Dame Basilica, and having seen interior pictures of this church online, I wasn't expecting too much. I was wrong. The outside is a more classical style, while the interior design is a more modern minimalism, and it totally works. The organ in...More

Thank umpisteph
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit, you need a day to see the various sections of the Oratory. Great view outside from the top steps.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think there is something for everyone at St. Joseph's Oratory. From a physical perspective, it sits high atop a hill and provides panoramic views of the city. The gardens adjacent to the Oratory are well maintained and blend the beautiful plantings with statuary of...More

1  Thank gbruels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit and if you don't want to walk, take the escalators inside to save on the steps outside. Looks a bit surreal the bottom looking up. The gift shop and cafeteria are definitely dated and looking old.

1  Thank Wiretap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is situated on a hill like place with beautiful lawn and gardens. The church itself is very popular among Christians and there were so many people but still there is a great calm inviting people to pray.

1  Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church has so much history and the scenery was so beautiful. I love the Way of the Cross garden. The way of the cross garden statues was so beautiful. I would go back to this church for visit again. Worth going to for sure.

1  Thank Rita K
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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Parking is $5 until what time? if I go 8pm, on sunday, do I have to pay?
29 May 2017|
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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
On Sundays, the parking is free of charge. Enjoy your visit !
Is it easy to find a parking here? I plan to drive my own car.
27 May 2017|
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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
If you want to park your car is only 5$ for the day and free on Sundays. Enjoy your visit !
Caterina A
Do you need a ticket to get in?
1 May 2017|
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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
We thank you for your question. The entrance is free for individuals. If you drive, the fee is 5$ to park your car for the day. The museum has also a fee for the entrance but it will be opened next month in June. Enjoy your... More