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“Highlight of our trip to University of Notre Dame” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Basilica of the Sacred Heart
114 Coleman-Morse Center, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 46556
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Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in South Bend
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip to University of Notre Dame”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Look up the services to catch them on Sunday. We missed the service, but just visiting this Basilica was breathtaking. Outstanding!

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Dayton
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“Inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Take time to drive on campus, (parking is available) walk among the impressive variety of large trees, view the famous gold dome from various angles, visit the grotto modeled after Lourdes, and be amazed at the burning votive candles (it is said they use 1000 a day, on average). The interior of the basilica rivals any European edifice with the beautiful artwork and pipe organ.

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“Another beautiful basilica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have run out of words to describe all of the basilicas we have been to because they all are pretty much the same. Beautiful, beautiful and more beautiful. This one is fun to be in with the young people being led around by the athletic dept or families who are dropping off their freshman. The organist was playing, and that added to the mood.

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Greenville, Wisconsin
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“A "Must See" in South Bend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Outstanding. I have visited many churches, cathedrals, and basilicas in Europe and US, This certainly rivals many of them. The Tabernacle is beautiful. Do accept the guided tour. It is so meaningful. The stained glass windows are bright with color. The Reliquary Chapel is one the repositories I have seen. You won't be disappointed with a visit to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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“As Beautiful as Any European Duomo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

From the moment you walk in, you are captured by the serene beauty and holiness of the Basilica. You almost cannot believe what you are seeing. It is awe-inspiring, and a MUST-SEE if you are anywhere near the South Bend area. Actually, it is worth making a special trip to visit the campus, which is rich in history and beauty, to see the Basilica and the Grotto.

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