L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Built in 1904, this is one of the world's most popular Catholic shrines. The Renaissance-style dome was the world's largest when completed in 1955. The shrine now holds a museum, a tomb, monuments, a... Read More
Built in 1904, this is one of the world's most popular Catholic shrines. The Renaissance-style dome was the world's largest when completed in 1955. The shrine now holds a museum, a tomb, monuments, a 56-bell carillon and Stations of the Cross in a sculpture garden. Features summer organ recitals on Wednesday evenings.Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is one of the world's most visited centres of pilgrimage and underlines the significance that religion has played in the establishment of Montreal. Its founder, Saint Brother Andr�, started its construction in 1904. The massive complex includes a stately building whose dome reaches 97 metres (second only in height to Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome), a small original chapel, a votive chapel, a crypt church, a basilica that can accommodate over 2,200 people, and well-tended, colourful, diverse gardens.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Things to Do in December: "Holiday programming, concerts and choirs take place throughout December for those with proof of covid 19 vaccination, a requirement for most Montreal indoor venues for all over age 13."
- Free Things to Do, Historic Sites: "To avoid the crowds,try to avoid visiting during Sunday mass."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Christmas concerts, nativity scenes and holiday masses can all be found here during the Christmas holiday season.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: It's a Montreal landmark and well-loved worldwide complete with a museum, a sculpture garden and a 56-bell carillon.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: One of the world's most popular Catholic shrines, it can hold 2200 people.