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

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Great for a change of pace

Beautifully maintained building with lots of items to see. Make sure you visit the basement area... read more

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Paul B
Paris, France
Beautiful and open

A very beautiful iconic historic landmark of Baltimore. Unlike many beautiful churches in Baltimore... read more

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Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very beautiful iconic historic landmark of Baltimore. Unlike many beautiful churches in Baltimore and others cities, it is open for travelers to view inside. The Basilica is also called and known a the Baltimore Basilica. It was the first Roman Catholic cathedral built in...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite Roman Catholic Churches that I have every visited! It looks like heaven on the inside. You can also tour the catacombs underneath and the gift shop is great!

Thank Jill I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the city for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention and went to Mass here. It is a beautiful church and very historic.

1  Thank MaryLizdoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is open most of the time for self tours. It may be over 200 years old, but it is first rater condition. Everything is fresh and clean. There are two oil paintings in the back, both about 20 feet by 30 feet, given to...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Clean, simple architecture on the upper level. Bright and fresh simple design, In the lower level you can actually see and touch a pew that was used by St. Teresa of Calcutta for prayer when she visted the Basilica - my favorite part!

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Tour of this 1st Cathedral of the 1st Catholic Diocese in the United States was fascinating! Wonderful original construction and architecture. Great art! Fabulous, if small, museum. A must see in Baltimore, less than a mile up Charles St. from the Convention Center, if fir...More

2  Thank Rod A
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I stayed in the hostel over the road and noticed the gates were often locked. On the Sunday the gates were open and I got to visit. It does not look that grand from the outside but inside was lovely.

Thank VictoriaRev
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It is certainly a grand building, but I found the decor to be kind of cold. Not too inspiring and not really conducive to a spiritual experience.

Thank Patti G
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We came here to attend a wedding, what a beautiful place. We also saw the crypt below, it is lovely, worth the time to take a look around and explore.

1  Thank loribob67
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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
caarol m
21 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.