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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Add Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal and other attractions to your Montreal trip itinerary using our Montreal tour planner.
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  • This church is situated close to Mount Royal, the beautiful area close to the city. St Joseph's Oratory is an impressing view as it is build on the side of a hill. When entering the parking place you ...  read more »
  • I visited on the tours. It is was built on the highest point of the Montreal 263 m Catholic Chapel. Is the Church, built over 18 years from 1942. Cured of many diseases and injuries, with the power of faith "miracle worker" Andre Friar has become the cornerstone. Riding inside the escalators and also lame, praying to be had.
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  • The most spiritual place of Montreal. The corridor in the oratory with candlelight is a nice place to visit
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  • Un endroit unique au Canada. Quelle splendeur.
  • The garden is absolutely beautiful. As a person that is neither Catholic or Christian, I felt that going with someone who actually knew the history of the religious statues gave me more of an appreciation for the place. It's absolutely stunning. The architecture is beautiful, and one known fact that I recently learned was in the candle room, there are thousands of walkers, crutches, and canes hanging along the walls because of the many miracles that Saint Joseph did. It was a beautiful experience.
  • It is quite a rare masterpiece which resemble mostly the high structure of Ayasofya(Sancta( Hagia) Sofia) and Scholastic structere of European Churches. In fact, had been built in Quebec, like many masterpieces, it has its European and also Anglo saxon frastucture in it. Just standing there in front of the magnificent building. Merci
  • A surprisingly interesting place to visit. Certainly more than just a "big church". The story of the founding of this oratory and the way it grew is fascinating - and the onsite museum does a decent job of explaining it. The views from up there are great. But the highlight is the basilica itself. I was really impressed with the architecture that manages to balance old with modern. The scale is impressive and there are amazing sight lines everywhere. We were there late in the afternoon, and the sun cast amazing rainbow patterns through the stained glass.
  • Remarkable place. Quite breathtaking brutalist style on the inside. You don't need to be religious or find churches particularly interesting to enjoy this church. It is a one of a kind
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