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

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

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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RedRocksPhoto
Denver, CO243 contributions
Must do in Baltimore
Jun. 2021
Being the first in US history is no light business. The interior is relatively new after a series of of restorations and repair after the earthquake. The most fascinating part is its basement and the brickwork there.
Written June 24, 2021
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Eddie
8 contributions
Visiting Baltimore
Jul. 2020
Nice place to stop by for a visit. Take a few pictures, learn a little bit about the history or just for praying and take a break to continue exploring the beautiful Mount Vernon area.
Written July 16, 2020
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Kathy M
Emmitsburg, MD29 contributions
Beautiful basilica
Feb. 2020
We took the tour of this beautiful basilica and not only learned the history of the church but a history of Baltimore and Catholics in Baltimore. Beautiful light and airy church with an amazing understory.
Written February 23, 2020
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Kathi H
Lincoln, NE66 contributions
Stunning architecture
Jan. 2020 • Family
This was a wonderful surprise. We stumbled upon the basilica while driving to the Franciscan monastery. The basilica is stunning with massive mosaics. It was still decorated for Christmas which added to the beauty.
Written January 17, 2020
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cantonkaren
Baltimore, MD37 contributions
The 1st Catholic shrine in the US!
Jul. 2019
No matter your religious affiliation, this is a must see, if even just for the history and architecture.
Written December 8, 2019
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COD
9 contributions
Beautiful.
Nov. 2019
Although I did not take a tour, I did attend Mass. The architecture of the building is beautiful. Having the opportunity to hear the pipe organ provided an environment of solemnity and serenity.
Written November 17, 2019
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tom
32 contributions
Great place for Mass
Oct. 2019
Historic, majestic, and of course spiritual. After Mass take the time to look around at the stained glass, side alters, etc. You won't be disappointed.
Written November 12, 2019
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Jed F
Richmond, VA85 contributions
Beautiful building but inside a bit disappointing
Mar. 2019
You can enter and visit for free. The building looks great from outside, but the inside is not very impressive except for the dome. Worth a quick view if you are in the area.
Written October 29, 2019
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Richardo
Bushkill, PA83 contributions
First time visiting the Basilica
Oct. 2019
I been going to Baltimore for over 30 years but I never had the opportunity to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We took the tour with William on Saturday it was amazing experience. It’s worth visiting the Basilica.
Written October 27, 2019
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R L
5 contributions
Beautiful!
Oct. 2019
This Basilica is breathtaking! It was remodeled several years ago and the detail is amazing. The lower level is very impressive. A must see in my opinion!
Written October 15, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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