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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal: Tours & Tickets

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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. It receives over 2 million visitors yearly. We welcome everyone to partake in...more
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Hours Today: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Saint Joseph's Oratory on Mt. Royal is amazing. The architecture of the building is worth a visit alone. The serenity is not easy to describe. As visitor, not a pilgrim, the sight of the faithful climbing the steeps on their knees and saying a prayer...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sharonandmike2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I must admit I’m VERY biased: I live in Rome, Italy and when it comes to churches...well... If you’re into 1970s religious architecture and grey, imposing, impersonal buildings, this is definitely the place for you.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank enryfal
Reviewed 3 days ago

Saint Joseph's Oratory is massive but beautiful. I loved the juxtaposition of its 1920s style to the over-the-top decoration of Notre-Dame Basilica as well. The view isn't too shabby either!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lauren35323
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saint Joseph’s Oratory is a must see destination when in Montreal. It’s exterior dome is impressive as you walk up the hill toward it and the indoor architecture is uniquely modern and distinctly different from other Catholic churches I’ve visited over the years. I loved...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GWSRichmondBC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been going to The oratory since I was a kid. And it’s always great to be back. The view is impeccable. There’s so many sites to go. So much activities to do with family and friends.

1  Thank eatwithhasna
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church with a magnificient looking dome, looks impressive on the outside, whether from afar or at the bottom of the hill looking up. One would expect an equally awe inspiring interior similar to Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montreal, but the starker, more modern looking interior was a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to St. Joseph’s Oratory after hiking up and down Mont Royal. It was a crisp fall day, so the couple mile hike was worth it. I recommend purchasing a visitor’s guide when you get up to the church. The $2 cost is well...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ofdaleys
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as one of our number is related to Brother Andre, the originator of the oratory. As the oratory is uphill from the street level, it is good to know that there is a continuous shuttle bus up and down the hill in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge church with many floors, the church itself being on the main floor. There are beautiful stained glass windows, some of which would be considered traditional, with a few that are modern. Additional floors contain a museum and history about Andrew, who...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MaryWisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place also offers a museum "feel" with it, making it a fantastic place to check out and find out about culture and record.

Date of experience: September 2019
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August 9, 2019|
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Response from Olena M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is elevator/lift/handicapped entrance if you park on top of the hill. However, I suggest you call visitor’s center at 514 733-8211 ext. 2793 to make sure it's not closed temporarily because of the ongoing... More
June 16, 2019|
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Response from Olena M | Reviewed this property |
By subway (exit Cote des Neiges/blue line) with 10 mins walk (right and right) to Queen Mary street where the Oratory is. By cab or Uber from the Old Port (will be around CDN$20). Enjoy your visit.
June 16, 2019|
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Response from azandkarimi | Reviewed this property |
You can use metro. Use orange line and change line in Snowdon station and get on blue line. Cote des Neiges station is 10 min walk to St Joseph