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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Address: 409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
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A preeminent Marian shrine and a national center of prayer and pilgrimage,...

A preeminent Marian shrine and a national center of prayer and pilgrimage, this religious landmark is known for its history, architecture and art.

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It is a lovely church. Was empty when I had visited and it was thus very charming. It is huge! Everything is beautiful about it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Delhi, India
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a lovely church. Was empty when I had visited and it was thus very charming. It is huge! Everything is beautiful about it.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in the area for years and only recently discovered this gem. It's history is fascinating and well worth a look up.

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Windham, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the guided tour. It's excellent! And stay for mass! Don't miss the St Theresa sculpture and the bench where you sat. And the St John Paul garden!

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Treasure Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Basilica is in wonderful condition for its age. One would never know it is old by its appearance. The Pop'es umprella was something I had not seen before and was interesting. Stairways behind the altar lead to a basement crypt in good shape; one would never know an earthquake had ever happened there. The Gift Shop is extensive and... More 

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Basilica felt so beautiful and you feel at peace with yourself. Its like the outside world has stopped for a while. The basilica is very beautifully constructed. For the believers it is a must stop.

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Croydon, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Easter Sunday Mass here. It was beautiful. The Basilica is gorgeous inside and out. The Mass was lovely and the cantor had the voice of an angel. If you've never attended Mass here you have to go. I would recommend sending a note and getting seating so you will be close up front, otherwise you may be... More 

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jacksonville, fl
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

*Parking on the street with either coins or credit card to put parking pass on your windshield. We bought 1 hour and added a 2nd hour/ it was so interesting! Volunteer Docents greet you when you enter the church. I'm so glad, because my first impression of this (First USA) cathedral, now Basilica was: this is so plain Jane inside,... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The oldest Basilica in the United States. Has an area downstairs with a museum of sorts that covers the history of the basilica. Mass was great not too long with an excellent choir. For such a formal environment it was very come as you are even for Christmas Eve service.

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Willoughby, OH
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We happened to be in town for Palm Sunday. How awesome it was for the Bishops to say mass in this, America's 1st cathedral. There are tours for those who get into that, but just being one with the spirit in this fantastic shrine was enough for us.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The Baltimore Basilica is a beautiful Catholic Basilica designed in an American style of architecture on its exterior. Guided tours are available to individuals and even large group (donations recommended). The Basilica is full of Catholic history, from its importance as America's first Cathedral to the Papal visit of Pope Saint John Paul II and Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The... More 

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