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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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Worth a stop

If you are interested in history or just visiting the city, I would certainly make this church part... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gloversville, New York
Fantastic church -well worth a visit

I was staying at the Kimpton which was only a few blocks away from the Basilica so it was a short... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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409 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4450
+1 410-727-3565
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in history or just visiting the city, I would certainly make this church part of your trip, it is well worth it. If you are interested in attending mass, there is free parking in a close by garage on Sundays. It...More

Thank mss12078
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying at the Kimpton which was only a few blocks away from the Basilica so it was a short walk to mass there. Outside the church is great, towering high over most of the buildings in the area. Inside it gets even better,...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This location is very beautiful and within walking distance of St. Alphonsus so, we parked there for Mass and just walked over for a visit. The interior is really pretty and in great shape; a fantastic traditional Catholic basilica.

Thank quantumstalker
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We walked here from our Inner Harbor Hotel. Lucky enough to meet a docent who gave us a really interesting tour of the building and it's history. Definitely worth the trek up the hill!

Thank edgefield2017
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Attended a wedding at the Basilica and it is truly a beautiful venue. Like so many places in downtown baltimore parking is a problem, but since we were shuttled from our hotel, this was not an issue for us.

Thank doclexus
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful. Well worth the traffic. Parking is a bit of a sketchy area. Do not forget to go downstairs below the church. Gift shop was closed for inventory.

Thank mariasA4184VV
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic church, cathedral, basilica, work of architecture, etc. We visited on a hot summer afternoon expecting to guide ourselves and were pleasantly surprised that two of the docents were on hand to show us around. Whether you're a Catholic, history buff, or just...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It was my mothers life long dream to see the Basilica and that was my mission to go to Baltimore. It was more beautiful than imagined. It was a beautiful church with great service.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Designed by Latrobe who also designed many other great American buildings. Recently restored to its original appearance--surprisingly light and airy inside

Thank Bawlamer
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This Basilica was very interesting and unusual in a beautiful way. It was the first in America. Has rich history and a lot of history, a must see, you won't regret it.

Thank 147waymang
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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.