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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Open Now: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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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...more
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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
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its reputation as a healing sanctuary which draws over 2 million pilgrims annually (the miraculous powers attributed to its founder Andre Bessette who apparently distributed magical therapeutic ointment to his congregation and credited his Josephian devotion for his abilities and hence the nomenclature of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If anyone is visiting Montreal, this is a place you have to experience! It is Spectacular! A native of Montreal, but recently returned after being away for 23 years. One of the places I had to go back and visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Demi C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So many steps... From far away, it looks big. Up close, it still looks big. Inside, it’s one of the most impressive churches I’ve ever seen. It’s massive inside. Words don’t do it justice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thecornwell
Reviewed 4 days ago

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, a place of expression of faith, prayer, healing and peace, the Oratory welcomes pilgrims and visitors in a spirit of openness. Saint Brother André's body is also there to see

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is magnificently massive! I didn't go into the museum, and would love to return for a concert as the organ was impressive to just look at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank macmariek
Reviewed 5 days ago

Billed as one of the largest basilicas, St. Joseph’s also has a beautiful crypt and votive chapel. The decor is very modern and we were very fortunate to hear the organist play pieces by both Bach and Beethoven to what appeared to be a private...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful structure a bit out of the way. We took a cab to the top and toured inside. It's not as ornate as some of the other Cathedrals but there is a most interesting display of Nativity Scenes depicted by a variety...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank debby24tor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Saint-Joseph oratory is one go of the best attraction in MOntreal. One not needs to be religious to enjoy this wonderful scenery. It' a classic building filled with history and with the most modern interior. This inspiring place is all about unity, accessible to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yasmine J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Completed started in the early 1900s and completed in 1967, the classic exterior gives way to a modern interior. The size of the Oratory was breathtaking, but the architecture was surprisingling modern.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrianT3445
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Oratoire is a holly place where people from all creeds pray in unity and peace. It’s a sanctuary and on top of that is an architectural masterpiece. The Art Deco temple is unique in it’s style. Whith immense ceilings. A MUST if you visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ice skaters don their equipment by Beaver Lake and its
pavilion, while the warmer months bring families and
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Maz S | Reviewed this property |
Open hours: 6am-9pm Click the link below for masses schedules: saint-joseph org/en/spirituality/faith-encounters/masses-schedule/
September 12, 2018|
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Response from osjmr | Property representative |
Yes, please call ahead to make sure that we can assist you with your needs. 514 733-8211
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Yes, many bathrooms at different locations.