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Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal
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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 is like a big complex. The church is so big and have very nice terrace on top with view of Montreal. Very accessible. 
  • We had some trouble locating the front entrance of the parking lot using our GPS. One we got there and were settled, we really enjoyed ourselves. Although this church is fascinating and full of histor...  more »
  • As a native Montrealer this is one place I take all my guests to. Regardless of your faith, anyone that enters the basilica cannot help be touched by its history, architecture and spirituality. As the...  more »
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  • Where: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal What: A Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal How was it: Every now and again we decide that it's time to visit. I (Serge) recall visiting this place during a grade school field trip. Now that I live in Montreal, I'm free to come when I want - without having to drive very far. This place is amazing on so many levels, the churches inside, the view of the city from up top, the candles, and the gift shops. What most don't know is the hidden garden on the side of the church. There is a pathway that leads to many statues and ends with a pool with a fountain. This place is quieter, so if you need some alone time or simply piece and quiet - you will find it here. Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 5 Recommend: Yes, we enjoy visiting and recommend others to see !
  • 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.
  • Even if you're not regligious, I recommend you visit this place. Although they have some ridiculous charges, but it's a good lecture on history
  • Father Andrea gave me deep impression. He cured lot of crumpled person. You can see the the proof of those.