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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to...

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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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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A must see when visiting Mont Royal

A visit to the Mont Royal Park is not complete without a visit to the Oratory. Two hours are necessary for a complete visit, including the Chapelle du Frere Andre. The view from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

A visit to the Mont Royal Park is not complete without a visit to the Oratory. Two hours are necessary for a complete visit, including the Chapelle du Frere Andre. The view from the higher levels is fantastic. It is a real landmark of Montreal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We visited the oratory with kids! We loved going up all the levels! I would only recommend going here when the weather is clear!

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Thank sophiewise
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church including museum. Whithout entry fee. Big parking lot. It's so different of basilica notre dame but fascinating in their ways.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

It's a beautiful church a must see Montreal top attraction Go see actual heart of St Andre And a great walk around the church

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Thank Mary196313
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice interesting thing to do when in Montreal wether visiting from out of town or if you live in the city.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Lots of stairs to climb....beautiful place to visit , unbelievable scenery and historic place to enjoy on any sunny day.Not just for religious people , lots to learn see and enjoy...This is one of so many great things to see and experience in Montreal, great food,so many restaurants, bars and places to visit and enjoy.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I am Anglican, my wife Catholic but we both adore to worship at this beautiful and very serene spot where all spirituality meets. It is worth the visit if you are ever in Montreal...and most priests speak English too.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The dome of the Oratory is visible from so many places in Montreal, yet I`ve talked to many friends who have never been there! It`s an impressive place, a peaceful and beautiful place to visit. Unlike Notre Dame, it is not adorned with gold and art work everywhere, but the story of its founder, and how it came to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

First and foremost the basilica is stunningly beautiful. What really got me though was that there's no admission fee like other notable churches. You could pay to go to an exhibit, or to light a prayer candle, but don't have to pay. I think this makes for a very accessible location that stays true to its core values.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The views are spectacular! The museum is just a collection of large and small nativity scenes from around the world. Fr. Joseph's actual heart is on display in a sealed box behind a glass window, which I find rather morbid. His "tomb" is on a different floor, and you can walk past his unadorned sarcophagus, if you wish. There are... More 

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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 competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.
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