Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Religious heritage
Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount

This sanctuary is one of the world's most visited centres of pilgrimage. Its founder, Saint Brother André, began construction in 1904. The shrine includes a majestic building whose dome reaches 97 metres (second only in height to Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome), the small original chapel, a votive chapel, a crypt, gardens of the way of the cross, a basilica that can accommodate close to 2,000 worshippers. Its magnificent organs and its carillon composed of 56 bells give audible testament to the world's great composers. The Oratory Museum is dedicated mainly to sacred art. Renowned for its exceptional collection of crèches of the world, the museum displays works of religious, historical, and artistic heritage from Québec and abroad.


  • Free admission
  • Cooperatives and non-profit organizations
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
3800 Queen-Mary Road
Montréal, QC H3V 1H6
  • 514-733-8211
  • 1 877-672-8647
Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount
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