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Santuario Della Santa Casa

Piazza della Madonna, Loreto, Italy
071 970104
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Loreto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Tammisaari, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I came there during the mass, it was impressive, you can also get sin release there. Lots of sick people come there to pray for blessing and health. So it's a piligrim place for Italians. Santa Maria's home is there and the "Black Maria" at Maria's home . Probably the Temple "Warriors" took it there from Palestine at 1200 ac.... More

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Purmerend, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Impressive basilique and square. The black madonna cannot be photographed but can be visited free. Visitors should be dressed decently but further no limitations. The basilique and sacristy are rich decorated with paintings and woodcarvings. Parking is easy and the village lies beautiful on a hilltop with spectacular view on the surroundings.

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Rosmalen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Impresseive pelgrim town below Ancona. Beautifull square and basilique. Most impressive was the chapel in the middle of the Basilique which supposedly is made out of the original stones of the birth house of the Virgin Mary

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited a fantastic place today. Virgin Mary's house from Palestine, moved to Marches 1000 years ago. Very interesting, a big and fantastic Basilica and inside Virgin Mary's house. It felt big and sacred.

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preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This basilica is hypnotic - so much to see and an atmosphere you can feel. A must every day! We have been to Loreto many times and just can't keep away from this magnificent building.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Truly amazing experience, very moving, even for me who is not a christian. Anyway, as with many such things, it is kind of cool to see "the" Loreta.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I'm absolutely not religious in any way myself, but I really appreciated it from an aesthetic point of view; it seems to be the product of the work of a lot of different artists and architects. I visited shortly after Christmas when there was quite a lot of activity going on inside with lots of praying, a baby getting baptised,... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This place was great, even before I understood the significance (more on this later). It's a large church on a great piazza with street chalk art. There are 'guards' at the main door to make sure you cover your shoulders and remove your hats. There was mass going on, yet tourists were still allowed to enter. I noticed people giving... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great site of pilgrimage. Always long queues to enter the shrine of the holy house but the queue moves quickly. Respectfully avoid immediately after Mass on sundays (domenica) unless you want this to be part of your worship routine.

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Tampa
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This basilica has been restore and is well taken care of....its beautiful from afar and up close. A must see.

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