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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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Beautiful Church

This is a beautiful and serene space in the lovely Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Unfortunately, we arrived too late for a tour but will return for that on a subsequent trip. Be sure to... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2015
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is a beautiful and serene space in the lovely Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Unfortunately, we arrived too late for a tour but will return for that on a subsequent trip. Be sure to visit the crypt on the lower level.

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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

What a magnificent place of history. The building itself was beautiful and the history that goes along with the tour is even better. The basement area was so interesting and the crypt too The museum held some special items of interest of the Pope

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Glen Burnie, MD
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

One of the prettiest basilicas in the area. Lots of history. There have been several improvements during the past 10 years to make sure the building does not cave in. Well worth a visit.

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Chester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Awesome from the moment you enter the driveway! Inside is filled with beautiful grottoes with different art work honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. Truly breathtaking presentation of the Crucified Christ on the main altar.

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Thank Dizymaus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

You do not have to be Roman Catholic to love and admire The Basilica, she is absolutely beautiful. Light a candle in memory of someone or for something special, visit the gift shop and most definitely go say a prayer out in Pope John Paul II's Garden... love, love, love!

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Thank Mary Lou J
Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

A great historical building with a marvelous history. We were fortunate to find an individual connected with the church and were enthralled at his revelations re the background and history. It's rich and the building is gorgeous. Well worth the visit!!

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Thank 863Alan
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Once or twice a year I try to make it to the Basilica for Mass- I love the music and it is a wonderful, reverential atmosphere in this special church. Worth the effort to make it downtown!

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Thank Eileen D
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This Basilica is a beautiful place to take your family for a spiritually enriching family mass. The environment is welcoming and understanding of families with children.

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Thank Caroline H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Absolutely breathtaking! Of all my travels, which have been many, this is the one place of history and solace I return to again and again. The mosaics, paintings and sculptures will truly awe your presence. Be certain to stop my the visitor's desk and ask for the hand held tour guide that will explain the chapels to you. You can... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We decided to visit the Basilica even though we knew the tours were over for the day, and are very glad we did. A very nice lady(wish I could remember her name) saw us looking around and asked if we would like a private tour. She told us so much on the history of the Basilica that we never would... More 

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