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

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This Cathedral is fantastic especially now with its restoration complete. It is very historic and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellensburg, Washington
Beautiful & peaceful

A true calming refuge in the middle of a busy city. A place to reflect & calm your soul... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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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.
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409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
+1 410-727-3565
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cathedral is fantastic especially now with its restoration complete. It is very historic and the oldest America has to offer. I did a daily here so didn’t get to experience the music. I would think it is very good.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A true calming refuge in the middle of a busy city. A place to reflect & calm your soul. Breathtaking architecture & painting. Touch of history with paintings gifted from Louis XVIII of France. You have to see it to truly appreciate it.

Thank caylarevels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came upon a walking tour. This made the history of the church come alive. The inside is breath taking with the art, the pews, every inch beautiful. Take time to go downstairs to the crypt & the room below for more breath taking views

Thank delyndah2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our "chapel" when I went to school across the street in the 60s at Calvert Hall. It was dark and forbidding in those days. The renovation has brightened up the interior and made it come alive. Spectacular! well worth a visit. Equal or...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Baltimore has very beautiful buildings, but do check if the building is open for viewing. We rode the free bus to get to it.

Thank Hazel007_12
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We attended a Sunday Mass at the Basilica, and were lucky enough to be there for the annual "White Mass," held to honor health care workers. There were about 40 people in attendance, wearing their white coats--even some nuns from nursing orders. The archbishop was...More

Thank Cerritos_Dave
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We went for Sunday Mass and fell into the annual White Mass - an annual blessing of those in the healing professions. We were surrounded by some of the most talented doctors and med students from the university of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. Mass was...More

Thank Desperado303
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I was expecting to see a beautiful cathedral but instead learned so much about the history of Catholicism in the early days of America. What a wealth of information about the history of Maryland and it’s importance to Catholicism in America. Be sure to visit...More

Thank montbalt43
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Anyone who loves history and/or architecture must go. Amazing story behind endeavors to build and Jefferson’s assistance in design. One of very few of this style cathedral in our country. The basement level is truly mind blowing. For the Catholic visitor who would go anyway......More

Thank 4honeynugget
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Beautifully maintained building with lots of items to see. Make sure you visit the basement area. This was the second time we visited and it's always a pleasure.

Thank Paul B
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25 July 2016|
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Response from Deltraveler75 | Reviewed this property |
We parked on street but there is a large parking garage nearby
25 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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Response from DCFireMedic | 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.