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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Open today: 06:00 - 21:00
Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
From US$3.82*
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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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3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H6, Canada
Parc du Mont-Royal
+1 514-733-8211
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

There is no better place to get a perspective of this city! The church itself is huge and the flowers on the grounds are not to be missed either. It is a magnificient structure with alot of sections to see. Many, many steps. Definately worth...More

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank SnailP
Reviewed 6 November 2011

What a beautiful and meaningful experience. Do not miss the chance to learn about Frere Andre who inspired the construction of this cathedral for St.Joseph.

Thank marcia k
Reviewed 6 November 2011

If you don't want to climb all those stairs,take the escalators inside the monument, and save your legs!! Beautiful city view and a nice place to visit even if you're not religious.

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank Disconildo
Reviewed 31 October 2011

St. Joseph's is so immense that just driving up to it is breathtaking. But wait until you step inside! It is absolutely beautiful and there are so many places to explore. There is the Crypt, the Sanctuary itself, and several displays throughout the interior to...More

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

The magnificent views from the outside and the splendour of the inside of the building, The history of Father Andre.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Clive W
Reviewed 27 October 2011

It is within walking distance from the metro station cote des neiges and if you don't want to walk up all those steps at the front there is a free shuttle that takes you to the top of the hill. It's the type of site...More

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank ll1234567
Reviewed 27 October 2011

The Oratory is amazing for its views but the story of Frere Andre makes it even more special. The children loved lighting candles, reading stories, and all the sculptures, stained glass and music. The gift shop offers an exceptional selection of religious items.

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 27 October 2011

Walk up the steps and have a look at the inside wall covered with canes and crutches from those who claim to have been healed by Saint Joseph. Over 2 million people visit the Oratory every year.

Date of experience: November 2010
Thank Keena_b
Reviewed 27 October 2011

The Oratory is on one of the highest points in the city. You know it after walking up the hill and steps. It is worthwhile, however. There are many floors and one should see each one. The inside of the church is outstanding and more...More

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Ed_and_Ann
Reviewed 25 October 2011

I must see in Montreal - very busy with tourists though.

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank Ilse J
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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
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18 September 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/
12 September 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
10 May 2018|
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Response from osjmr | Property representative |
Yes, many bathrooms at different locations.