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 Pièta 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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  • It was not a huge religious shrine, but it was a place where the elements were well decorated, with a distinctive atmosphere. The father especially liked this place.
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  • The Grotto is a beautiful and peaceful place with fabulous gardens and wonderful contemplative opportunities. Roaming through the upper and lower gardens provides spaces for prayer and meditation, lik...  more »

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