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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Beautiful experience

We love this beautiful basilica! We were fortunate our hotel was close so we could attend mass... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2019
Sharon G
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Hoover, AL, United States
Age is beauty

Built in 1806, the church was completely renovated for its 200th anniversary. Simple in its... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
mpd
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Boston, Massachusetts
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A preeminent Marian shrine and a national center of prayer and pilgrimage, this religious landmark is known for its history, architecture and art.
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409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

We love this beautiful basilica! We were fortunate our hotel was close so we could attend mass daily the first 2 weeks we were in Baltimore.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharon G
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Built in 1806, the church was completely renovated for its 200th anniversary. Simple in its beauty. The crypt contains the remains of many noted Catholic prelates. Beautiful architecture, fashioned after the capitol dome.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mpd
Reviewed January 18, 2019

There are many other churches, cathedrals, and basilicas in Baltimore. This one is beautiful (inside and out). The reason why I only gave it 4 stars is because I have seen hundreds of churches and temples across 4 continents, many of which are more ornate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Matthew J
Reviewed January 1, 2019

We did the self-guided tour, which is well laid out and easy to follow. There are guided tours as well but our timing was off. The artwork and architecture are absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SchnauzerBridget
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

This is the second time I’ve attended Mass here in the last six months, but each time I’ve found the beauty of this church to be captivating.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank debratantex
Reviewed December 11, 2018

First and foremost this Parish is very welcoming, stopping here did not feel like being a visitor. The history is overwhelming being the oldest Cathedral in USA. Find a tour opening and make sure to check this fantastic Basilica out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank john_lipko6
Reviewed November 28, 2018

This Cathedral is fantastic especially now with its restoration complete. It is very historic and the oldest America has to offer. I did a daily here so didn’t get to experience the music. I would think it is very good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 286natec
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

A true calming refuge in the middle of a busy city. A place to reflect & calm your soul. Breathtaking architecture & painting. Touch of history with paintings gifted from Louis XVIII of France. You have to see it to truly appreciate it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caylarevels
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I came upon a walking tour. This made the history of the church come alive. The inside is breath taking with the art, the pews, every inch beautiful. Take time to go downstairs to the crypt & the room below for more breath taking views

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank delyndah2016
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was our "chapel" when I went to school across the street in the 60s at Calvert Hall. It was dark and forbidding in those days. The renovation has brightened up the interior and made it come alive. Spectacular! well worth a visit. Equal or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bear H
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rozee0202
July 24, 2016|
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Response from Deltraveler75 | Reviewed this property |
We parked on street but there is a large parking garage nearby
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rozee0202
July 24, 2016|
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Response from Petergun1962 | Reviewed this property |
The church itself does not have parking however there are 2 garages close by. We opted to park on a side street and use metered parking
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caarol m
October 20, 2015|
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Response from DCFireMedic | Reviewed this property |
I agree, although it is not far from the Amtrak station, since you are not familiar with Baltimore, a cab would be your best and safest bet.
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