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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
+1 514-733-8211
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal, founded by Saint Brother André in 1904, is a catholic sanctuary and the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world. We welcome everyone to partake in panoramic views, music concerts and special religious celebrations; come discover natural, cultural and spiritual treasures in the heart of the city. You will marvel at the votive chapel containing 10,000 candles, the Oratory Museum featuring nativity scenes from around the world, the Original Chapel, the spectacular Garden of the Way of Cross, the Crypt Church and the largest domed Basilica in North America.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

One of Montreal's most famous churches, with an interesting history, Saint Joseph's Oratory is impressive, especially the basilica. It has a reputation as a miracle shrine, and hundreds of crutches have been left by invalids who believe they have been cured there. Very traditionally Roman...More

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Witness the miracles once inside. See the crutches of the healed by miracle, St Brother Andre's heart, his tomb, etc It is truly for everyone

Thank montrealjohn068
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place too resource and be thankful monumental landmark too admire and take pictures . Would sugest stopping by for some sight seeing . Will be going back !!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well after all those steps you can rest on a bench then enjoy the beauty of this place the view is really great. there are less people in the week days.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

When visiting Montreal you should make it a place on your list just beautiful . the architecture is stunning and the view from the top is amazing.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Got here on the hop on hop off bus...beautiful and very spiritual. Amazing view of the city and the church. There are small cafes throughout and worth it when it's a hot day.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you appreciate architecture, this is a nice place to visit even if you're not religious or Christian. There is a great view from the deck. And you get a great work out going up the steps! The stations of the cross garden is nice...More

Thank Jacky U
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

A vey pious visit to the church .. best place in Montreal .. It is very peaceful and it is Canada's biggest Church .. Its a French Architecture

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Yet another beautiful location in Montreal. We were lucky to visit during the "off season" and able to capture some great photos to remember our visit.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We visited St Joseph's Oratory and were surprised by the solemn atmosphere on the entire area in spite of large groups of persons. Some pilgrims mounted the stairway on their knees which is quite impressive to watch.

Thank ANH1204
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MuffyLaval
10 May 2018|
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Response from Najinska | Reviewed this property |
During mass yes. You just have to go out so it depends on where you are sitting. While on your however, it might be a little harder because there are several floors and restrooms are not available on every floor
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chris T
10 September 2017|
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Response from CapistranoBeach | Reviewed this property |
Gps led us to a place where there was no charge. I'm not sure what entrance you are referring to. We did not have a charge.
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mtown27
8 August 2017|
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Response from OSJMR | Property representative |
The Garden of the Way of the Cross, left of the basilica when you are facing the Oratory, takes at least 10 minutes to walk at a brisk pace, is filled with magnificient statues and a bassin with fountain at the top, and is... More
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