It is one of the world's most visited centres of pilgrimage. The basilica's huge dome reaches 97 meters and is second only in height to Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. Saint Brother André, a humble doorkeeper, inspired its construction in 1904. Dedicated to Saint Joseph, the shrine includes among other things, the small original chapel, a votive chapel, a crypt church, the Basilica and the gardens. Its magnificent organs and its carillon composed of 56 bells give audible testament to the world's great composers. The Museum of Saint Joseph's Oratory is well-known for its multicultural collection of some 200 nativity scenes on permanent exhibition. Through temporary exhibitions, the Museum invites you to explore a rich and rare collection of items representing the religious and artistic heritage of Québec and elsewhere.