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

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We came here to attend a wedding, what a beautiful place. We also saw the crypt below, it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
First Basilica in US

Building designed by designer of US Capital builing. Werth a visit if you have time. Interior is... read more

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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 1 week ago

It is certainly a grand building, but I found the decor to be kind of cold. Not too inspiring and not really conducive to a spiritual experience.

Thank Patti G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to attend a wedding, what a beautiful place. We also saw the crypt below, it is lovely, worth the time to take a look around and explore.

Thank loribob67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Building designed by designer of US Capital builing. Werth a visit if you have time. Interior is plan but classic.

Thank N3502UAcharlesl
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Resently restored to the original look. Get effort to make sure that it is exactly the same as when it was built.

Thank Gerald C
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Oldest cathedral in the USA. Beautifully restored. There is a lovely sculpture of Mother Teresa. This is a peaceful oasis in a busy city. Very welcoming and easily accessible from downtown using the free Charm City Circulator buses. There is also a gift shop and...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Recommended by a friend. This is a visually beautiful church and well worth the visit. Enjoyed the tour and glad we went.

Thank MC2000FL
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is the oldest Basilica in the US. It was closed when we got to Baltimore so I'm not sure of the inside or even hours (if any). The outside grounds were lovely. It was a nice photo opp.

Thank vinvert1974
Reviewed April 29, 2018

First basilica in the USA. They have tours daily and if you are lucky you can park directly across the street.

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We had stopped at the Visitors Center in the inner harbor and they recommended that we see it. We took the free shuttle bus up to it, but had trouble actually finding it. Be sure to have the exact street address and you won't have...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

This was our first trip to Baltimore and since it was over Easter, we stopped here for Good Friday services. We did take an Uber from our hotel in the harbor area to get here because it is not a great area to walk around,...More

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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
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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October 20, 2015|
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Response from Timothy L. C | 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.