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

409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
+1 410-727-3565
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First Basilica in US

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
N3502UAcharlesl
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Sanibel, United States
Beautiful Place

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gerald C
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Pataskala, United States
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday mass” (16 reviews)
“attend mass” (9 reviews)
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409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
Downtown
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+1 410-727-3565
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"beautiful church"
in 27 reviews
"sunday mass"
in 16 reviews
"attend mass"
in 9 reviews
"catholic history"
in 6 reviews
"original design"
in 6 reviews
"guided tour"
in 17 reviews
"clear glass"
in 5 reviews
"american architecture"
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"united states"
in 14 reviews
"the lower level"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 18 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 4 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"small museum"
in 5 reviews
"washington monument"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank N3502UAcharlesl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 17 May 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 16 May 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
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Reviewed 29 April 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
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Reviewed 29 April 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
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Reviewed 26 April 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

Thank baymontsvp
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Reviewed 12 April 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

Thank LuAnnS
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I had a few minutes to walk in and view this historic church while on a business trip in Baltimore. It was a nice walk from the convention center. It didn't take too much time to walk through the building with a personal guide who...More

Thank Laurie H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I was told that this is the first Basilica in the USA. It is a beautiful church with a lovely garden. One of the Popes visited this cathedral. The inside is worth seeing and spending a few quiet moments of peace here.

Thank yellowbirdVermont
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rozee0202
24 July 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
24 July 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
20 October 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.
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