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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Very good architecture and worth the visit. Free parking is available. My only input, people need to respect this as a place of worship. Please dress modestly even if you are not a faithful.

Thank Sajid R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The history along with the magnificence of this place is WOW. It was part of a tour that we took and it was quite a surprise and worth seeing. Be ready to walk.

Thank TheLady2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

great view on top of the mountain. easy and convenient parking 5$ historic and educational to learn how people's piety and determination helped them achieve their wonder.

Thank leowng
Reviewed 2 days ago

The church itself isn't that beautiful, but the dioramas and explanations of Saint Father Andre are super-interesting. Even the Orthodox Jewish woman I was with was fascinated. I definitely recommend coming here.

Thank JMS18
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a significant Catholic Shrine started in 1910 by Brother/ Frere Andre who was a humble friar who worked across the street as the doorman of the Catholic school. Many miraculous cures are said to have taken place through Andre and his prayers to...More

Thank marcus c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit to one of the largest Basilique in the world - the third largest dome - is well worth the long climb up the stairs. Once inside the first level there are escalators to help the rest of the way up. Very different to...More

Thank bob19472016
Reviewed 3 days ago

From the outside I thought I was going to see a traditional church. I wasn't prepared for the Basilica. It was stunning, modern, huge ceiling height and contemporary stained glass. Make sure you climb to the top.....the views are amazing!

Thank joanandmatt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For many years I have driven through Montreal on my way to Ottawa and admired St. Joseph’s through my rear view mirror! It was a large imposing monument on a distant hill. Impressive but inaccessible. I have always wanted to pay a visit so during...More

Thank 3,003
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recently visited this church and it was well worth it. Unfortunately when I visited the votive chapel was closed for construction work. The rest of the orotory was very beautiful and massive. I guess it shows, no matter what you believe, that these places...More

Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect when we arrived and were sadly disappointed upon entry. There are no guides or doscents to provide information. It's basically a self-guided walk through where you're dodging people who are praying in various parts of the church and grounds....More

Thank Caroline C
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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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Response from Herman N | Reviewed this property |
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Response from CapistranoBeach | Reviewed this property |
Gps led us to a place where there was no charge. I'm not sure what entrance you are referring to. We did not have a charge.
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Response from OSJMR | Property representative |
The Garden of the Way of the Cross, left of the basilica when you are facing the Oratory, takes at least 10 minutes to walk at a brisk pace, is filled with magnificient statues and a bassin with fountain at the top, and is... More