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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
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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 with much history

Enjoyed going to this church with the family while we were in town. The grounds are nice and the inside is beautiful. Recommend you stop in and say a prayer for our Country when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Enjoyed going to this church with the family while we were in town. The grounds are nice and the inside is beautiful. Recommend you stop in and say a prayer for our Country when you are in town.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This Basilica is pristine and so well cared-for. It contains incredible artwork and artifacts. The gift shop was very nice as well.

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This church has been refurbished more than one time, however it was recently refurbished in an out right overhaul. There were volunteers working and they were willing to answer our questions. They did give us some hints and tips about what to look at. We explored the upstairs and the downstairs crypt…which you can't miss. It's an absolutely beautiful church... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Also called Baltimore Basilica. Managed to get there in time to catch the 5pm mass service. Magnificent altar and architecture. Make sure to visit the crypts below. Check out the Blessed Sacrament and say a little prayer.

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sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Was in town on business and decided to go take a look at the Basilica. They have guided tours daily, but I did the "self tour" which is just walking around and reading the plaques on the wall. My self guided tour was plenty sufficient. There were two other tours going on, and by the looks of it, they were... More 

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Conestoga, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went to Baltimore specifically to visit this basilica, the first Catholic Cathedral in the U.S. It was well worth the visit. We had called ahead and had scheduled a tour. The tour included the history of Catholicism in Maryland as well as a history of the basilica. The tour included information on the different paintings, statues, the altars, etc.,... More 

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Plainfield, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This cathedral is so beautiful. We were able to attend the Sunday 4:30 PM Mass and it was very impressive. The archbishop was very likable and down-to-earth. The choir didn't seem to large at all, but they just filled the entire place with the most beautiful music. Even if you aren't Catholic, it was a beautiful sight to see.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was just a quick stop for us because we got here a few minutes before they closed. This place looks gorgeous on the inside and the outside. We sat in the pews for a few minutes and got to admire the artwork on the ceiling of this great basilica. You can't help to get drawn in and get lost... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This Neoclassical cathedral was the first Catholic cathedral in America to support the fledgling catholic community. The free tour offers lots of interesting information about the history of the church and of Baltimore.

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santa fe, nm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very elegant simple beauty. The Arch Bishop and especially the congregation very warm and open. Earliest in America.

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