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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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Fantastic on all counts

What a fantastic church, cathedral, basilica, work of architecture, etc. We visited on a hot... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Michael R
Lancaster, Ohio
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Life long dream

It was my mothers life long dream to see the Basilica and that was my mission to go to Baltimore... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Linda E
La Porte, Texas
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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 good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic church, cathedral, basilica, work of architecture, etc. We visited on a hot summer afternoon expecting to guide ourselves and were pleasantly surprised that two of the docents were on hand to show us around. Whether you're a Catholic, history buff, or just...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was my mothers life long dream to see the Basilica and that was my mission to go to Baltimore. It was more beautiful than imagined. It was a beautiful church with great service.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Designed by Latrobe who also designed many other great American buildings. Recently restored to its original appearance--surprisingly light and airy inside

Thank Bawlamer
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This Basilica was very interesting and unusual in a beautiful way. It was the first in America. Has rich history and a lot of history, a must see, you won't regret it.

Thank 147waymang
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Americas first Cathedral, Very historic.. Very Religious.. A big part of Baltimores history. Very impressive architecure

Thank lugoffbob
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Beautiful architecture .peaceful and quite. they have done amazing restoration work.the art work and the painting is beautiful.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

We went to the 10:45 AM Sunday Mass here and it was so beautiful. Full Mass with a booming Organ and beautiful Choir that filled the church so much it gave me goosebumps. Free parking right nest to church on Franklin Street. Free Sunday morning...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This is an absolutely amazing church to visit. We were extremely lucky that it was nearly empty and found a gentleman to show us the small museum downstairs. That was a true highlight of the visit. It is usually reserved for reserved parties.

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We visited the Baltimore Basilica for Mass on a Friday afternoon. The priest on our trip was able to join the priest there to lead the Mass. The building is gorgeous and the crypt is beautiful as well! I'm not catholic, but I enjoyed worshiping...More

Thank VEE1225
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Several of the people I was with went here for Sunday mass. Unlike most basilicas the design was simple yet beautiful on the inside.

Thank Patricia B
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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
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
21 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.