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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal: Tours & Tickets

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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. It receives over 2 million visitors yearly. We welcome everyone to partake in...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
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We walked to St. Joseph’s Oratory after hiking up and down Mont Royal. It was a crisp fall day, so the couple mile hike was worth it. I recommend purchasing a visitor’s guide when you get up to the church. The $2 cost is well...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ofdaleys
Reviewed yesterday

We visited here as one of our number is related to Brother Andre, the originator of the oratory. As the oratory is uphill from the street level, it is good to know that there is a continuous shuttle bus up and down the hill in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed yesterday

This is a huge church with many floors, the church itself being on the main floor. There are beautiful stained glass windows, some of which would be considered traditional, with a few that are modern. Additional floors contain a museum and history about Andrew, who...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MaryWisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place also offers a museum "feel" with it, making it a fantastic place to check out and find out about culture and record.

Date of experience: September 2019
4  Thank Viivi Avellan V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very modern church which covers several floors with 2 chapels inside also an area where there are large no’s of walking sticks and frames from people who have been cured. There are fantastic views of Montreal.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank D1788SJpaulined
Reviewed 4 days ago

For Christians and any believers, it is a place with a feeling of spirituality to head out and pray. The construction offers an incredible view on the northern and american elements of Montreal. There is also cafeterias for general population to consume and rest.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Elissa K
Reviewed 4 days ago

I often pay a visit to this place during the night to you need to be "away" and experience a feeling of peace. Really powerful spot.Took us about 2 time to check out every edges of the church.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank maninng p
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a ideal vacation spot for both holidaymakers and locals.Probably one of the most beautiful churches I've visited.I remarkably suggest to obtain a chart because anyone will get lost.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank truen p
Reviewed 6 days ago

The view is fantastic of the city. Lots of stairs (there is a shuttle). Like a lot of things in Montreal in summer they are under repair while the weather is good - so some of the full effect is lost outwardly. Very imposing building...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Erika H
Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all, I love the idea that the property is open to public 24/7. And so are its gardens which are as serene as they are beautiful.There's so much to learn how this church started (from Brother Andre to the community).

Date of experience: September 2019
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LauraJean
10 August 2019|
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Response from Olena M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is elevator/lift/handicapped entrance if you park on top of the hill. However, I suggest you call visitor’s center at 514 733-8211 ext. 2793 to make sure it's not closed temporarily because of the ongoing... More
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sandysays16
16 June 2019|
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Response from Olena M | Reviewed this property |
By subway (exit Cote des Neiges/blue line) with 10 mins walk (right and right) to Queen Mary street where the Oratory is. By cab or Uber from the Old Port (will be around CDN$20). Enjoy your visit.
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sandysays16
16 June 2019|
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Response from azandkarimi | Reviewed this property |
You can use metro. Use orange line and change line in Snowdon station and get on blue line. Cote des Neiges station is 10 min walk to St Joseph
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