St. Joseph's Oratory or often referred to as simply 'the Oratory' is a great way to spend a few hours on a rainy day or otherwise. The architecture itself is worth the climb. Yes, I said climb. There are literally hundreds of steps to get there, but trust us, it is absolutely worth it.
The building itself is a feast for the eyes with the signature domed roof, many inviting alcoves, peaceful prayer spaces, carved statues and ceilings, and some of the most incredible stained glass windows you will ever see. I could go on. There are so many unique rooms and nooks and crannies that you can literally let your mind transport you to another time and get lost there for hours.
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For more information, including map: St. Joseph's Oratory (Oratoire Saint-Joseph)
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