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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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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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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 5 August 2016

Great view of the city. Lots of steps. One of the stops on the on and off bus. Elevator and free shuttle to the entry from the parking lot.

Thank sage97
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The site is enormous. You don't have to be religious to pay a visit. The garden is huge and well designed. When we went there, there was no flowers, except some hortensias. Even so, is peaceful and shadowy on a sunny day. The oratory by...More

Thank Michel485
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Visitors to Montreal must come see this place even if you're not religious! I spent hours almost the whole day in here wandering and exploring every inch of this place with my family and relatives. When you step inside the room where the tomb lays...More

Thank NancyHyunAe
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Went to visit on a whim.... It is such a glorious place You cannot help but be awed by the whole of it - religious or not - definitely worth a visit. Great views, beautiful gardens, the oratory, the organ, the museum, the history .......More

Thank Suzie J
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Not nearly as beautiful as the Basilica Notre Dame, St. Joseph's makes up for it with the view. Although there are a lot of steps to reach the main entry, there is an escalator once inside. They are starting renovations so that the public can...More

Thank yalibrarian
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

There is a shuttle bus that will take you to the top of the hill if you do not want to walk up the stairs. My favorite parts there the chapel with 10000 candles and the main basilica. There are 3 gift shops in the...More

1  Thank Lulutheblackcat
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

St Joseph's even for the non-religious, like myself, is a place to see. It is so grand and majestic. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in history, religion or architecture. Oh yeah, and the view from the oratory is just gorgeous

Thank Wild G
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great view looking down and wished we were told that there are elevators and escalators ahead of time instead of killing our knees , walked up all the stairs then we saw the elevator signs.

Thank Bestjsg
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Brother Andre and St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal tell the story of a man faithful to God and telling all he met about God. Many were healed there and their crutches are all over the Oratory left behind as they walked away healed. Another...More

Thank JoanneJohn2005
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This place is a very important religious institution in Montreal, Quebec and the world. It is not downtown, but worth the metro-ride. A exhibition will tell the story of the Oratory. The Crypt is unique in its genre. The hall filled with candles is breathtaking....More

Thank Sunny_g1234567890
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