This is one of my favorite basilicas. A rather simple exterior, but the massive interior nave is quite spectacular. We went on a weekday and got to go up to the top. If you don't like elevators, this isn't for you; we squeezed 3 people in what seemed like a 1 person elevator. Ha! What fun! Don't miss this beauty in the rough neighborhood! Seriously, it's a little rough. Prostitutes and the like line the corners of what seems like blocks and blocks of religious stores. Wouldn't recommend visiting after dark.