I, Zeb the Duck, visited the first Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States.
Mom and I were in Baltimore for a conference, but did some exploring of the city. Benjamin Henry Latrobe, America’s first professionally trained architect, designed this Basilica.
The exterior is impressive. I liked this statue of James Cardinal Gibbons, the ninth Archbishop of Baltimore.
The back of the basilica features Pope John Paul II Prayer Garden.
The garden commemorates Pope John Paul II’s visit to Baltimore in October 1995.
Inside, the basilica is elegant. Upon entering, busts of two cardinals greeted me.
Looking up, we admired this ceiling painting.
Looking ahead the altar was beautiful.
I love circular stairs.
The inside of the dome is stunning.
This statue with candles is so serene.
The basilica was constructed between 1806 and 1821. It was consecrated May 31, 1821.
When you visit Baltimore, be sure to enter the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
However, it is usually called the Baltimore Basilica. You will enjoy spending time here.