The Baltimore Basilica, Baltimore

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  • It was the First American Cathedral. It is very modern and bright, painted in light colors. There is a sculpture of St. John Paul II who prayed in the basilica on 8 October 1995. Also a painting called "The Descent from the Cross" which is a gift from King Louis XVIII of France to the Arquidiocesis.
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  • Whether you are Catholic or non-Catholic, this beautiful Basilica will inspire awe. The cantor was beautiful in her rendition of the songs, responses and chants, chosen to lift us to the very throne o...  more »
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  • Baltimore's first cathedral (later superseded by the Cathedral of Mary our Queen much further north on Charles Street, and in no way its architectural match) is one of the most beautiful church buildings in America. The central dome envelopes you in the womb of Mary, as you share in the feeling of being embraced in the arms of the Blessed Mother of God. It is a superb tribute to the mystery of the Incarnation. Recently restored, bringing a bit of brightness to what had formerly been a little dowdy and dim, it is not to be missed if you are on a walking tour of central Baltimore.
  • Very nice Catholic basilica with Greek revival style. The inside is simple and with pastel colors very soothing. The crypt is the highlight of the church. Very nice Brock arched crypt with a small museum. It is worth the detour to see.

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