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“Great holy place!”

St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
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Owner description: 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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“Great holy place!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

The way they built and designd this oratory simply amazes me. It's on top of Montreal! It's a very sacred and quiet place to visit. It's a must see when you visit Montreal and be amazed. Free parking was designed to accomodate hundreds of cars. Pretty close to some decent restaurants.

Visited July 2014
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“Little known cultural treasure”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Great views of the city, worth the walk around. Christian history spot for Montreal. Unique building and architecture.

Visited July 2014
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“Surprisingly beautiful; worth the visit!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

You must visit the oratory for several reasons: its completely free, its an amazingly beautiful piece of architecture, the climb up tbe stairs gives you a ton of opportunities for pictures, and they also have escalators. The way I see ot there is no way around it, you must go.

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Matane, Canada
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“getting better by the years”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

i have been to the Oratoire in the pass but since the Canonisation of Frere Andre, it has changed alot, they have a section ( museum built in the church ) for Frere Andre life history , i found that interesting , some article were very hard to read so i had to play close attention to the delails.they have 8 floors now, 2 of them were into construction for visitor way up the the bell , , will return for sure.

Visited June 2014
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“One of a kind”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I have been drug to hundreds of monumental churches in my life. After a while they all blend together. This place is special because of the great view and wonderful landscapping around the site. The religious significance will touch many of the visitors.

Visited August 2014
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