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“Fantastic view from the top of the montain”

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Ranked #11 of 432 things to do in Montreal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Oversees the city from a mountain top is always amazing

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

But the inside, though massive and striking was cold, contemporary, concrete with screens that reminded me more of a close up view of barbed wire than anything religiously positive. Take a look at it from a distance and then drive on by. Not worth a stop in my opinion.

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

It was our last day, we had a 6 hour ride home, we visited Mont Royal and were preparing for the return drive, but decided at the last minute to stop by the Oratory. It is MASSIVE! I found it to be the most impressive of the religious sites we visited in Montreal. Be prepared for a climb, I counted 104 steps to the entry level from the ground (there are shuttles available). Then there are more steps to the observation deck, we opted for the escalator. Some of the interior has been preserved and other parts have been modernized, but it is such a large structure, that in order to be utilized, it would have to be updated. There was a commencement ceremony taking place while we were there, which I thought was really neat.

1  Thank Camille G
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

an iconic church in montreal an amazing sight from outside ,beautiful grounds and of course the amazing structure ! but that 's where it ends because the inside is a very
bad mix of modern and some other tat
now i can say 'been there ,done that!!!!!

1  Thank davoboy
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Just a church? Not religious? Neither am I, but this is quite a meaningful landmark for Montrealers. I had my high school grad ceremony there, the view is incredible. A great place to relax and enjoy the moment. Check out the back neighborhood, quite nice.

Thank TravelNut71
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