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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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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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“votive chapel” (35 reviews)
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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 9 August 2016 via mobile

The grandeur of St. Joseph's makes it a must-see of the city, if time allows. My boyfriend and I stopped by at the end of our walk (hike) around the city, and spent less than an hour checking out the beautiful church and the surrounding...More

Thank Cassie M
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We are not church enthusiast and we do not usually go see churches when we travel. This time we were with some religious family members and they took us around some churches. This one was very nice to see and very grand. Very interesting and...More

Thank Jamnetty D
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Another outstanding place to visit in Montreal. Firstly let me advise the best transport to take to this venue is the Metro. The closest Metro station to arrive at is Cote des Neiges on the blue line. You will need to walk about 500 metres,...More

2  Thank Terry C
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This church on a mountain is amazingly beautiful. When you approach the church, the gardens and the domes are absolutely amazing. The inside of the church is relatively simple, but quite beautiful. Take a moment to go out on the landing and enjoy the views...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I visited St Joseph's Oratory after many years and was very impressed by the changes and developments i.e. the addition of the escalators. The church was crowded the service beautiful and many pilgrims and devotees flocking to this church. This church is designated The Holy...More

Thank Uptownfoody
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Unbelievably big; impossible to see in just an hour. Beautiful architecture, views, and exhibits. Easily the best cathedral in Quebec.

Thank Candice L
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The Oratory is most impressive from outside and the gardens are just splendid. There was a lot of thought went into the planning of the gardens and it shows. Personally I did not like the interior as it is too new for my taste. The...More

Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Once you made it up the stairs, you can enjoy a wonderful view outside and the peaceful silence inside. Admission was free and the place was far less crowded than the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal.

Thank cal2001
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I went with my husband last September and it was really nice and so much to see and having parking is a plus,

Thank Magdoline3
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This place is marvelosous. Very big, vey nice. It is not only by the church, but also because of the view, the nature. You could go inside the church and see the nice sound of the Organ.

Thank Wander V
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 $5 until what time? if I go 8pm, on sunday, do I have to pay?
28 May 2017|
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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
On Sundays, the parking is free of charge. Enjoy your visit !
Is it easy to find a parking here? I plan to drive my own car.
26 May 2017|
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Response from OratoireStJoseph | Property representative |
If you want to park your car is only 5$ for the day and free on Sundays. Enjoy your visit !
Caterina A
Do you need a ticket to get in?
30 April 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