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“Stunning!”

Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Ranked #1 of 53 things to do in South Bend
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Orland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stunning!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

When you enter the Basilica you will be left breathless at the beauty of the architecture. This is how you should feel entering church. You are in awe at the presence and peace of God and His house. Down to the smallest detail, it is stunning!

Visited April 2013
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Barrie
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Be prepared to be amazed.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The architecture is amazing as is the interior. they even let you take photos as long as it's not during mass at 11:30. get there before 10 and it's wide open and they are very generous with access.

Visited October 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Breathtaking!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

I can visit the Basilica and notice something different each time. I enjoy the peace that is found here.

Visited September 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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529 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Look up! The views are wonderful”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were here for an ordination of two brothers from the Holy Cross Seminary and the beauty will take your breath away. Stained glass windows, a painted ceiling with biblical themes and the main altar which is just extraordinarily lovely.
Don't miss this building while at Notre Dame.

Visited September 2013
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Lewis Center, OH
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96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Most beautiful church in the US”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Even if you aren't Catholic, you have to visit the Basicilica of the Sacred Heart. When mass isn't going on, you can tour the entire church including a museum which is off to the left of the alter. Be sure to visit the grotto which is behind the church as well.

Visited August 2013
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