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a place of reflection

This place is solemn. Everyone comes to pray and masses are offered. Be patient and follow the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hazelrum
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Fantastic experience

This is one of the best places I have ever visited. The spirituality and calmness emanating from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
971bernardc
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is solemn. Everyone comes to pray and masses are offered. Be patient and follow the queue to get your turn to see the grotto face to face and touch the miraculous water flowing continuously on a rock. This place is so good for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best places I have ever visited. The spirituality and calmness emanating from the Grotto is a unique experience. The simplicity of the Grotto is beautiful also with no adornment, just the statue of Our Lady and a simple altar. You...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Lourdes in the way back from a holiday in the Pyrenees. We are not catholic but was intrigued by what we’d heard. The city it self was rather quiet and shops were closed down, probs lay as this is off peak. But...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to queue for a short while to see this - there are some 6 million visitors every year. It is good to see the site that made Lourdes into the city. There are many tourist shops to get memorabilia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may have seen thousands of pictures of this humble grotto where the Lady appeared to a simple girl and introduced herself as the Immaculate Conception. But the experience of being there is entirely different and moving. with hundreds of devotees kneeling in prayer, sick...More

1  Thank Achikins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is ideal for anyone seeking a sanctuary and also anyone interested in history. The view leading to the grotto is scenic and the river gave is flowing freely. The grotto itself is situate somewhere in a corner behind. The magnificent Basillica welcomes you from...More

1  Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with no expectations and found the grotto to be a powerful and moving experience - and that’s from 2 non religious people! The candlelight procession was also very moving and a pleasure to be part of. The entire area is beautifully done and...More

1  Thank jim1231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to see the grottoe where the visions occurred. Humbled by all of the people listening to the services offered there by the priests and nuns.

1  Thank laneybelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spiritual experience and healing process. A very solemn moment for reflections and strengths of faith to our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

1  Thank Myra S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pilgrims visit this grotto and touch the rock face where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette. The experience is very emotional and moving.

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DayTrip818359
November 8, 2018|
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Response from tommo_t1000 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We did not take a guide, and just walked around ourselves - as we wanted to go at our own pace
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Anne Marie C
November 3, 2018|
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Wheel chairs are not an issue on the grounds, as for where to rent them I am sorry, but I do not have that answer.
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jcjennifercoll
September 4, 2018|
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Response from Diana C | Reviewed this property |
The Grotte open at 5,30 in the morning and the gate closes at 12 in the night. You don't have to pay the bill. It's free.
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