Founded in 1904, Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is the largest shrine in the world dedicated to Saint Joseph and a world renowned place for pilgrimage associated to Saint Brother André, its founder.
Nature, music, art and history make the Oratory one of the main attraction of Montréal. The distinctive architecture of the building, and especially its imposing dome, combined with its location on the mountainside, gives to Saint Joseph’s Oratory a remarkable physical and symbolic presence in Montréal. Enjoy the organ concerts, the carillon recitals and the melodious voices of the boys choir the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal. In addition to the permanent exhibition of 200 nativity scenes from over 100 countries, the Oratory Museum presents several temporary exhibitions that allow visitors to discover the artistic and religious heritage of Quebec and elsewhere.
A hidden treasure reveals its colors
Offering one of the most beautiful views of Montréal, the Oratory allows during the summer to harmonize relaxation, meditation and nature. A visit to the Gardens of the way of the cross is a must! Located in a wooded area near the Basilica, it is a calm and relaxing place for meditation in a unique horticultural décor where you can find majestic sculptures by Louis Parent.
Come discover the many facets of this exceptional site and its artistic and historical heritage. Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, a must-see attraction during your stay in Montréal.