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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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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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  • Average5%
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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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"brother andre"
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"votive chapel"
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"holy place"
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"mount royal"
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"peaceful place"
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"light a candle"
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"gift shop"
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"worth the trip"
in 38 reviews
"great view of the city"
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"awe inspiring"
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"beautiful architecture"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aside from the beautiful historical architecture , the breathtaking views of Montreal from its location on Mount Royale are outstanding. Bring your camera.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my favorite sight in Montreal. Cathedral was huge and spectacular. Modern stained glass windows. A work of art on a grand scale.

Thank goldiept
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is very pretty and the dome was impressive, but as a secular tourist it was not all that interesting. It is also out of the way from many other tourist destinations. There were some devotionals and pilgrimage paths that struck me as interesting...More

Thank Brad R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saint Joseph’s Oratory is a very good place to visit in Montreal. This place gives you very good view of Montreal City. It’s very well built and well maintained.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the smaller church compare with Notre-Dame Basilica but it was much more to things to see. I loved the grass land down to the church and you can oversee the Montreal City from the terrace.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't amazed by the panorama (there are better places in Montreal) or the building itself. The interior of the church is ok, because I like high ceilings :D the thing I liked the most was the play of lights from the stained glasses and...More

Thank PallasAtena
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you fully explore the area from top to bottom. We were here on a Sunday so we were able to watch part of a mass before exploring the grounds. The photo opportunities from both the terrace and the bottom are fantastic. Well worth...More

Thank Samndjsdad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who's grown up just outside of Montreal, I've been to the Oratory many, many times. In truth it doesn't really get old- each time I go I learn something different. It's always interesting to see the displays and learn a bit more about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see location for all tourists visiting montreal. Better to visit during the summer, due to many steps.... as climbing the steps could be more complicated during the winter. A nice place to see whether you are religious or not, as it has a...More

Thank Maz S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As Canada’s largest church and perhaps one of the largest domes in the world, St. Joseph’s Oratory is overwhelming from the outside and underwhelming from the inside. Looking at it from the front steps on Queen Mary or from behind in upper Westmount is more...More

Thank Jeffrey R
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MuffyLaval
May 10, 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
September 9, 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
August 7, 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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