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Mariazell Basilica

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Address: Benedictusplatz 1, Mariazell, Austria

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The Grand Basilica

What a nice place to visit. The Basilica is astonishing. Make sure to make time to have a good look inside. The main feature is the Shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. For... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Malta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What a nice place to visit. The Basilica is astonishing. Make sure to make time to have a good look inside. The main feature is the Shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. For centuries it has been a site of pilgrimage and worship and you can see why. After that have a walk around the village which is plesant and... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There was something different about this place. I was on a tour visiting multiple locations, but this was the only one that I had trouble leaving... it simply is too attractive from the outside! Try to take a walk away from the Basilica, it's a decent area.

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Budapest, Hungary
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The catherdral is in an excellent condition, thanks to the lot of pilgrims who visits it. For me the inner style is very mixed. The town centre around the cathedral is charming!

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Roma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a serious cult site, and unfriendly to tourists (no photos in the church). The main feature is the silver shrine to the Virgin, the focus of the cult. The church is gothic with heavy seventeenth century stuccoes overpowering not very good frescoes. There are some very interesting votive paintings in the Kunstkammer going back to the eighteenth century,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Being impressed by the basilica of its architecture, sculptures and so many else people may not realize that there are no candles in the basilica. Visit the candle grotta on the back of the basilica which is nice and cozy where you can light as many candles as you want. Liked always this fantastic idea.

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Berlin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This church is situated in the most beautiful place one can imagine, on the Austrian Alps. It is recommended that you drive there on the small mountain roads, where the views are breathtaking. The church is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria. It is a richly decorated Baroque Church worth seeing. I suggest you take time to go to... More 

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Metz, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The village is nice, looking a bit like an Austrian Lourdes, with the shops of souvenirs. The Basilica is amazing. Golden things everywhere. Impressive without emotion because of the building-up of luxury and details. But the work needed and the talent of those who did it is fascinating. A place to go

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Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We drove from Neuburg an der Murz to Mariazell. Although it was a cloudy day, the views were still incredible. The Basilica is a very special place, and I think it will stay with me for a long time. The town is tranquil, and very, very pretty.

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We drove south from Loich into the mountains and reached Mariazell after enjoying the wonderful mountain scenery. Mariazell is a very beautiful quiet small town, with a magnificent church. Then had a lunch in the restaurant opposite to the church, the view of it is most enjoyable.

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Rio de Janeiro
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Beautiful little village with a magnificent big basilica surrounded by mountains. The basilica is newly renovated, it's for sure worth a little detour...

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