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

409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
+1 410-727-3565
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Beautiful basilica

I attended a concert at the Basilica. The renovations are lovely--it's a beautiful building. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland

It is a lovely church. Was empty when I had visited and it was thus very charming. It is huge... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
New Delhi, India
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A preeminent Marian shrine and a national center of prayer and pilgrimage, this religious landmark is known for its history, architecture and art.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I attended a concert at the Basilica. The renovations are lovely--it's a beautiful building. The stained glass windows have been removed and clear glass, like the original windows, reinstated. Lovely light.

Thank cadbar
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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.

Thank Yashu94
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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.

Thank drudol
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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!

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank SusanN W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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.

Thank Gracy P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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...More

Thank smileyblueyes
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...More

Thank Katherine B
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...More

Thank FamFive1
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Is there nearby parking.
25 July 2016|
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Response from Deltraveler75 | Reviewed this property |
We parked on street but there is a large parking garage nearby
Is there parking available for this facility?
25 July 2016|
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Response from Petergun1962 | Reviewed this property |
The church itself does not have parking however there are 2 garages close by. We opted to park on a side street and use metered parking
caarol m
How do I get there this Sunday by 10:15 coming from DC on the train? Do I get a cab from the station?
20 October 2015|
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Response from Timothy L. C | Reviewed this property |
I agree, although it is not far from the Amtrak station, since you are not familiar with Baltimore, a cab would be your best and safest bet.