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Basilica of the Sacred Heart remains the tallest university chapel in the U.S. and a top tourist attraction in Northern Indiana receiving more than 50,000 visitors yearly. Located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, the Neo-Gothic church was decorated by the Vatican painter Luigi Gregori. The interior walls are painted with figures of saints, while the ceilings are filled with angels and starry skies. Notice the stained glass windows designed by the Carmelite nuns. The magnificent golden altar executed in Gothic Revival style remains the centerpiece of the interior. The small museum behind the sacristy keeps a papal tiara from the 1850s and a huge processional cross donated by Napoleon III. For travelers who use our international travel planner, South Bend holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Saturday afternoon. We were on the campus to visit the art museum, but wanted to see the Basilica with its stunning interior. As we made our way there, the bells were ringing, calling all to the 5pm..... more
Saturday afternoon. We were on the campus to visit the art museum, but wanted to see the Basilica with its stunning interior. As we made our way there, the bells were ringing, calling all to the 5pm..... more »
I've seen my fair share of beautiful chaples/churches...but this really did impress me. Maybe b/c I wasn't expecting it...dunno....but very beautiful indeed....almost makes you wanna be catholic LOL
I've seen my fair share of beautiful chaples/churches...but this really did impress me. Maybe b/c I wasn't expecting it...dunno....but very beautiful indeed....almost makes you wanna be catholic LOL more »
We were at the Basilica for our cousins Profession of Pertpetual Vows, the campus is a beautiful place. The Cathedral is an exquisite work of art, from columns supporting the roof structure, the alter, the Stations of the Cross, the the incredible stained glass windows. The entire campus is beautifully landscaped and well manicured. The history of the campus is interesting as well as enlightening. The lake is serene and peaceful, and the grotto is peculiarly silent even being near the roadway. It is reverent place and many students gather there is solitude and prayer. We were very impressed with the campus and it's beauty.
This place is absolutely gorgeous. If you are ever on the campus of Notre Dame make sure you come and visit this basilica. I think I have been to all the basilicas in the world now so it feels good to visit this one again. The inside is very quiet and serene so make sure you are respectful when coming in. You don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate this beauty.
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