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“Pretty and Peaceful”

The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother
Ranked #5 of 454 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An internationally renowned Catholic sanctuary set among 62 acres of botanical gardens, offering a place of peace and quiet reflection for all people. More than 100 beautiful statues,reflection ponds, and views offer inspiration to all who visit.
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Pretty stroll through and beautiful church. It's definitely worth the elevator ride to view from the top.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I am not Catholic, but this was a very humbling experience. Recommend for all ages and beliefs. The gift shop is wonderful.

Thank pettybear
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

It's just a QUIET peaceful place to reflect. I like to go on Good Friday and just think. It is also Beautiful at Christmas time. Then it really sings.

Thank waiting4myship2come
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

What a beautiful area and sanctuary in the middle of Portland. Beautiful roses. and statues. Very relaxing and calming.

Thank walbo
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Be prepared, when you go here you will only get to see a small portion unless you are willing to pay money to take the elevator. Not too expensive at $4 per person but at the same time with very little description of what is up there it is hard to say...Didn't do it myself

Thank Mcjimmay
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