St Josephs Oratory Of Mount RoyalCurrently Closed
- Address: 3800 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, QC H3V 1H6, Canada
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-5147338211
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
With a perfect blend of nature, culture and spirituality, the St Josephs Oratory of Mount Royal in the heart of the city is the largest shrine built in 1904 by the Saint Brother Andre as an ode to Saint Joseph. Nestled on the northern sill slopes of Mount Royal, the oratory is surrounded by rich greenery, spacious lawns, flower beds, towering trees and landscaped gardens. The Eucharist and Morning Mass Worship in French language take place at 8.30 am from Monday till Saturday. The Garden of the way of The Cross, the natural reserve and the Iris “Frere Andre” are the special nature attractions. The cultural marvels of St Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal are the musicians of the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal who play the Paccard Carillion, Casavant Organ and the Beckerath Organ. The museum showcases the religious and artistic heritage of Quebec and beyond.
- This chapel should certainly not be missed.
- Buses 51, 166, 368 to stop -Oratoire Saint-Joseph (Queen-Mary/du Frère-André)
- L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal
- Van Houtte
- Second Cup
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42.49% of people who visit Montreal include St Josephs Oratory Of Mount Royal in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
52.7% of people start their St Josephs Oratory Of Mount Royal visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see St Josephs Oratory Of Mount Royal
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Friendly, enthusiastic people. Very welcoming. A refreshing environment with beautiful music. I loved the tour of the church and hearing about it's amazing history. Not only does it bring back special memories, but we meet interesting people and leave both grounded and rejuvenated. !
Anybody visiting Montreal must stop by and take a walk around St.Joseph's Oratory. The gardens and walkway leading to the stairs is simply beautiful. Climbing the stairs is not for everyone, but take your time and make the effort. Just remember the center stairs are only for those who are saying prayers while climbing each step on their knees. Once at the top continue into the Oratory to marvel at the interior of this magnificent church. The view from the top is also extraordinary. There are always many tourists here, so visit early in the day to have a more pleasurable experience.
Located at the highest point of Montreal, the cathedral is breathtaking. For those afraid of heights, prepare to hold on tight to the railings! If you're planning to light a candle in the chapel, remember to bring a few bucks to help the church refilled them. We put in $10 for every candle we lit. A small donation that we believe is fair to help the church with the upkeep. Great place to visit. The church dome is massive! Very impressive. We can't wait to go back on our next visit and explore the park behind the church and have a panoramic view of the city.
Really beautiful church in a city full of beautiful churches! Great view of Montreal from the top. It's nice that it's free being a church and all. Lots of stairs though. Also there's a dead guy's heart on display and that was kind of weird.
It's one of the largest basilicas I've seen. It is worth seeing, even more so than the Basilica of Notredame in the downtown area. Make sure to explore the outer gardens as well, including the small original church. Entrance is free, but the gardens are closed in winter, so summer is the best time to visit if you want to see everything in one trip.