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National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima

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Address: 1023 Swann Rd., Lewiston, NY
Phone Number: 716-754-7489
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Oh Holy Night

My first visit was during the Christmas holidays; a busy time for the Basilica. Despite the large number of visitors, a reverence filled the entire area. Statues of saints... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Youngstown, New York
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Youngstown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My first visit was during the Christmas holidays; a busy time for the Basilica. Despite the large number of visitors, a reverence filled the entire area. Statues of saints surround the grounds with beautiful lighting. A larger-than-life sized rosary serves as a reflecting pool. The Basilica itself, is populated by small intimate shrines for prayer and inspiration. Lovely! You can... More 

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Grand Blanc, Mi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The shrine is a copy of the original in Europe and is absolutely beautiful! The atmosphere is so peaceful and refreshing. There is also a gift shop with lots of articles as well as meeting rooms. Take your time and stop and get refreshed.

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Granville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The church at this shrine is very unusual--a dome with a very large statue on top. There's a big stairway that allows you to climb to the top. From the inside you can see that the dome is actually--no, I won't tell. Be surprised. The gardens are quite pretty, and lined with dozens of statues depicting beloved Catholic personages. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

I came here for a special mass which was quite beautiful. I was not aware of all the beauty in the grounds. I wished I would have planned to make more time to walk the exterior as well.

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

hidden gem on the way back home from Niagara falls. Great photo opportunities. Again not fully operational on Wednesday after Memorial day, but several employees were tidying the grounds. Can see they keep property clean and neat. Great side trip.

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Rochester, New York, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was very interesting. IT was touchy. The place was kind of rundown. Not able to keep up the beauty.

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Orland, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Many a time we have come here to enjoy the tranquility of this shrine and the area. - Statues and angels are abound - as is the energy here. - There are areas to contemplate and pray inside and out. - The Chapel is pretty and there is a beautiful room in the back that is Mother Mary's indoor shrine... More 

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sorry for the late review but I just remembered that I had not written about the beautiful Shrine that we visited in November 2012. Some of our friends had recommended this place to us it was truly a beautiful experience. As soon as you park (free parking) and start walking around you can feel how calm, peaceful and serene the... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Came from the Canada border and made a stop to this beautiful church. Was able to get there on time for the mass. The place is so peaceful and green. If you have more time, take a stroll around the area. The chapel inside where you can write your intentions is a nice and very serene. There's also a gift... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice little break from the hustle of the city and shopping. Was very peaceful. Lots of grounds to walk around

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