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Santuario Della Santa Casa

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Address: Piazza della Madonna, Loreto, Italy
Phone Number: 071 970104
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Amazing place, so much spirit

Entering this church is an experience like no other especially when you put foot in the small dark house believed to be St Mary's...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering this church is an experience like no other especially when you put foot in the small dark house believed to be St Mary's...

Thank MadBoutBoats
Riccione, Italy
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This place has a religious worth, indeed! There is the Holy House inside of it! The story tells that it has been brought from Holy Land by the Angels. That's way the Black Madonna is the protector of the aviator. As you can see, the external part is beautiful and it has been shaped according to the baroque style. You... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Beautiful walled town . Church is lovely and is a popular pilgrimage destinations of Italy. Within the church encased in marble is reputed to be the house where our Lady met the angel Gabriel who asked her to become the Mother of God. This is also believed to be the house where the Holy Family lived; where Jesus grew up.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Only once inside can you experience the feeling of going into the Santuario and then into the Holy House! A definite must see.

Thank marillena70
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99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Enjoyed over an hour exploring the church and admiring the art work. It was spoilt slightly by the TV cameras and lights being set up inside though they did keep noise to a minimum.

Thank Albear1
Nasushiobara, Japan
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

the basilica sits on top of a hill and can be seen from miles away. Mystic atmosphere that calls for deep soul searching. What a pity that at the mass I attended there was no music / choir.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Sanctuario houses the remains of a house puportedly lived in by Mary in Nazareth. It has been found that it probably was from that area of Israel and was brought back by the last Crusaders. The basilica is beautifully decorated and the remains of the house are encased in a wonderfully sculpted marble surround.

Thank Alan F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The basilica is stunning from the outside as is the actual Santa Casa and the marble walls that contain it, but the rest of the church was decorated after the unification of Italy following a long period of decline and is a rather hideous example of late 19th century gold plated gothic revival and art of a rather dubious quality.... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A real must for visitors to central Italy, especially for Catolics. It is a place of worship as well as a wonderful example of architecture

Thank Georgina L
Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Beautiful Sanctuary and good prayer time. Only complaint is that the boxes to contribute a donation need to be padded so the dropping coins don't wake up the neighbors!

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