We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

It’s a nice building with an impressive architecture. Too bad they don’t have any materials in... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
via mobile
Good place for relaxing

Very nice place for visit and great for have a nice day with spirits. I have very nice day with my... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
via mobile
Read all 161 reviews
All photos (128)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Benedictus-Platz 1, Mariazell 8630, Austria
Improve This Listing
Reviews (161)
Filter reviews
41 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful church virgin mary souvenir shops light a candle gothic style pilgrimage birth organ pilgrims austria tourists alter middle frescoes tower ceiling interior
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 41 reviews
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice building with an impressive architecture. Too bad they don’t have any materials in English.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Georgestan29
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place for visit and great for have a nice day with spirits. I have very nice day with my dear friend to enjoy this place

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mariemB9826XI
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This one of the most beautiful basilicas I’ve seen. Stunning. Definitely worth poking your head inside to have a look. But please be respectful of the “no cameras” policy they have. As much as I would have loved to photo the whole inside, I didn’t....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lochy82
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Quick stop to look around this beautiful church , its is stunning inside, we also found the candle cave outside the church at the far end. If you light a candle for your lost ones then this is where you go

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mac12345England
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Take you time and let your mind flow - this fantastic Basilika is one of the locations you have to visit! But be careful, you might want to return again!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank JRS-Vienna
Reviewed February 6, 2018

This is a wonderfull and huge historical building, which has a uniqe atmosphere in the middle of the lower Alps. Kept in very good condition, clean and nice to visit. The exhibition on the upper floor is also interesting, there are information sheets prepared in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Erika S
Reviewed January 1, 2018

The most holy shrine in Austria- a pilgrimage shrine- there is a very nice Basilica with a miraculous wooden image of the virgin Mary- it was build in a a Gothic style and later on expanded and redesigned in the Baroque style. there is few...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ram.dr. D
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Mariazell is a wonderful little place with a great tradition. It has been a place of Pilgrimage for hundreds of years and it still is. It's a very lovely town with great restaurants and "watering holes". But the Basilica is the centre of Mariazell, make...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank hansulricha
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Well, this is fabulous from the outside ( a bit Russian Orthodox with the onion towers) but inside it is magnificent. It sparkles with gold & silver statuary which almost needs sunglasses. But look up and the frescoes and plasterwork are stupendous. The whole place...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Higherkinders4
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is placed in the heart of Mariazell neighbored by a small market with souvenirs. The building itself has one gothic tower accompanied bz additional two baroque towers, the mixtures of these two styles can be traced inside as well. The interior is splendid...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mili S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
Gasthof Ochsenwirt
16 reviews
.03 miles away
Hotel Goldene Krone
20 reviews
.05 miles away
Schwarzer Adler
34 reviews
.06 miles away
AKTIVHOTEL Weisser Hirsch
84 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 21 nearby restaurants
Brauhaus Mariazell
110 reviews
.09 miles away
43 reviews
.17 miles away
Pirker am Hauptplatz Cafe Restaurant
45 reviews
.07 miles away
Scherfler"s Restaurant im Hotel Goldenes Kreuz
16 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Mountaincarts & Monsterroller
12 reviews
2.94 miles away
28 reviews
2.23 miles away
Museumstramway Mariazell
9 reviews
1.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mariazell Basilica staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines