Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal

4.6
Known for its giant dome, Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal represents one of the world's most significant churches dedicated to St. Joseph, drawing over 2 million worshipers every year. The massive cathedral features a votive chapel with approximately 10,000 lights and candles. Completed in 1967, this pilgrimage site displays the heart of Brother Andre, who reportedly performed various miracles and possessed healing powers. Religious visitors come to see the relic, climbing 300 wooden stairs on their knees to reach the oratory. Casual tourists can walk up the stone steps or board a shuttle bus at the base of Mount Royal. Put Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Montreal trip maker app.
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  • Such a beautiful place in winter, the basílica it’s as always bellísima !! The peace you can find and the sunset view it is just marvelous...  more »
  • The church looks quite impressive becauce it's hugh and on top of a hill. For non-religious people it's not a must-see in Montréal. The view in front of the church is great. The church inside is so.....  more »
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  • Super cool! I was there on vacation and I didn’t know what to expect but it was ginormous! So many different rooms and it was super fun to explore. Great assistance from staff and most things were translated into English as well as being in French. It’s all self guided with an exception of a paid exhibit. I loved it!
  • Beautiful church! The church has a lot of stairs and is on a hill, but they have an accessible environment, with elevators and assistance if needed with spaces reserved for holders of disabled parking stickers. Magnificent view from the top. Must see if you haven’t been up there already. There is a lot to see and do at the church; events are listed online. There’s a gift shop and a coffee shop. Mass is held daily and quite often on two different floors.
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