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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$3.87*
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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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 5 October 2018

Even though our day was cloudy and rainy, went and enjoyed the views and architecture. did it on our own though, no tour involved.

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Surprisingly, this is a very modern basilica, built in the 20th century. Thus it is full of interesting modern sculptures and art.

Thank entropy71
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We did not go into this church, but it was really lovely from outside. It is a lovely and historic land mark

Thank Hawaiiantaco
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This collection of chapels and churches is an interesting spot to stop at. From the outside it looks like a traditional catholic cathedral, but many of the spaces inside are very modern- an unusual combination. Also affords great views over the city on a clear...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I wasn't aware of what an oratory was but never the less was impressed when our bus tour stopped up Mount Royal and we got off to view the oratory and the views of Montreal from up high. A wonderful setting to pray with the...More

Thank hjschneider
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Included on our tour of Montreal was a stop at this beautiful basilica, well worth the stop and spend some time walking up the steps and having a wander around this beautiful building.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I visited St-Joseph's Oratory and was awestruck by the beauty of the place. I climbed to the very top and enjoyed some great views of Montreal. I highly recommend a visit there to anyone.

Thank joyluck2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A must see for anyone touring Montreal! So spiritual! As a native Montrealer I visit special place at least once every 2 years. There's a beautiful garden with some stations of the cross as well as seasonal visits to brother Andre's humble room where it...More

Thank mrsjones2018
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Even if you are a regular visitor to the European equivalents, this place will astound. The setting is spectacular, seemingly hidden until you arrive off the entrance on Ch. Queen Mary then it towers over you. The interior is more modern than expected and the...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The Oratory sits high on a hill overlooking the southwestern part of Montreal. The transit system gets you within four or five blocks via bus and underground. Minimalist architecture. Pilgrimage site. Good start to a walk to the old city about four miles distant, but...More

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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/
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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.