The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland

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Admire The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a sanctuary spanning several floors with a rock cave carved into the base of a cliff. A life-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pi├Ęta sits as a centerpiece in the cave's shrine. Set amidst 25 ha (62 ac) of botanical gardens, the tranquility of the 34 m (110 ft) grotto serves as a place for reflection away from downtown Portland. Visit the large meditation hall that occupies the main chamber, and enjoy impressive views from the cliff top overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Wander through well-groomed parks home to several chapels and statues. You can also explore hundreds of trails through nearby forests. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and many more Portland attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Portland trip maker site.
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  • Independent of your religious beliefs, this is a really nice place to visit. Many people have come here over the years and it vibrates with good energy. It is a good place to pray, heal, or enjoy the....  more »
  • The Grotto is beautiful and inspirational, but at Christmas, it is magical! The awesome lights, the nativity, the lovely music offered a feast for the senses. I loved it!  more »

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