A patrimonial jewel. An emblem of Montreal. A religious crossroads.
A must-see destination in Montreal, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is visited by around two million pilgrims and visitors every year. Some are impressed by the immense Basilica; others are delighted by the natural beauty of the gardens of this urban parkland; many experience a spiritual encounter and still others become acquainted with this historical and cultural milieu. Located in the tree-lined borough of historic Mount Royal, this monumental architectural composition is as remarkable as the works of art from France and Canada which embellish the buildings. The Basilica’s dome is itself the highest point in Montreal. Founded in 1904, by Saint André Bessette, CSC, the shrine on Mount Royal is the most important pilgrimage center in the world dedicated to Saint Joseph. For many years, it has been one of the most visited venues of Montreal. There is so much to discover at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, a Canadian National Historical place. A stopover to add to your itinerary!