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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

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Parc du Mont-Royal
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Address: 3800 chemin Queen-Mary, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal is the largest shrine dedicated to...

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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We visited on the long weekend. It was great. It is wheelchair accessible. There are escalators to take you to the top. There is a little souvenir shop where you can buy... read more

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We visited on the long weekend. It was great. It is wheelchair accessible. There are escalators to take you to the top. There is a little souvenir shop where you can buy neat little religious souvenirs for a good price. I would definitely recommend visiting.

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Orlando, Florida
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Magnificent location with serene interior. MUST SEE if in Motreal Our recent visit in May 2017 ,had perfect weather. Nice climb with magnificent view from the top

Thank Kalpana P
Salt Lake City
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This place is so beautiful, so peacefull, I recommend everyone to go is you are a religious person you can no miss this, an is you are not you can no miss it neither, the views from here are spectacular, the building is beautiful an is free

Thank Ana R
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most of Montreal's sites are located on the other side of the mountain facing the downtown core and St. Lawrence river...with a little extra effort you can immerse in a church like no other in Montreal...the main chapel is spectacular in its size and height! Unlike the other historical churches there is little woodwork and paintings, it's all grey stone... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came on a rainy day & it was crowded. The place is serene & calm. We love the candles room. The scenery is beautiful!

Thank Thuy L
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressive architectural achievement considering the time it was built. The Montreal weather!!and the socioeconomic times of the period . Well prepared for tourists.nice view from the balcony .try to catch a not rainy day to walk out . An important Christian prayers church for locals from all ethnic backgrounds from around the world who consider Montreal home. The candles... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You don't have to be catholic to feel awe and be amazed by this place. I'm not, and have been here some 100 times. Go to the back of the Basilica and look at the north and west sides of Montreal with a map to see what you're looking at. Walk down a flight to check out Brother Andre's heart... More 

Thank bryanw1961
Pierrefonds, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

its been awhile since ihave been their but the last time will be remember was a very nice place to visit and a lot of history

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An amazing sight! Beautiful view:) It is an amazing area I had a great time exploring ! The view is amazing for pictures; the church is amazing and all the sights are free

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you dont mind the long stairs.This place is so worth visiting. Is so peaceful and grand. I recommend it...

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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 competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.
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