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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 via mobile

That is an interesting place in the town merely by history as the building itself is full of modern facility which makes it a bit too comercial. It is however worth a visit.

Thank Bogdan2005
Reviewed yesterday

I have been here multiples times, and I am always wowed by the view at the top. You can pay ($5 last time I went) to go park higher up to skip some stairs, or you can park at the bottom and walk all the...More

Thank ladyscotland55
Reviewed yesterday

We took a double decker bus here so were able to get off and explore the church and grounds. Could have spent more time but we saw most of it in about 2 hours. Beautiful!

Thank TKocudak
Reviewed yesterday

This is a majestic piece of architecture. The history of the oratory is sowhere near a miracle. It was built around the great depression and the money kept coming.. The chappelle upstairs where there is the dome IS impresive. the collection of crutch. You will...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. We took the bus and there is quite a walk from the bus stop but it isn't too bad. We are both over 60 and had no issues.

Thank NBKent
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really like coming here. It was not busy. We were lucky the weather was good. Lots of stairs to climb. Once you get to the top the views are so beautiful. The building is incredible inside and out. Would recommend going if you don't...More

Thank Narv-B
Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 days 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
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