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Basilika Mariazell, Mariazell

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Mariazell Basilica, also known as Basilica Mariä Geburt (Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary), is a Roman Catholic Pontifical shrine in Mariazell, Austria. It is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most visited shrines in Europe. In the church, a miraculous wooden image of the Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated.

Pope Pius X personally raised the sanctuary to the status of a minor basilica by a Motu proprio on 10 November 1907. Later, he ensured the coronation of the Marian image by a decree on 8 September 1908, highly significant of being less than a year. Mariazell is the only church named as a national shrine of all German—speaking countries.
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  • Perfect area, nice building, beautiful church. No fotos inside, so get in and look around. Look upstairs! 
    Perfect area, nice building, beautiful church. No fotos inside, so get in and look around. Look upstairs!  more »
  • This Basilica is a beautiful shrine to the Blessed Mother. It is meticulously built with much attention to majestic detail. One is left in awe and wonder of the belief and dedication of those who... 
    This Basilica is a beautiful shrine to the Blessed Mother. It is meticulously built with much attention to majestic detail. One is left in awe and wonder of the belief and dedication of those who...  more »
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  • One of the most important pilgrimage destination for Christians in Europe. The cathedral is breathtaking, the amount of details and the architecture will keep your eyes and brains entertained for hours.
  • Relic of old-fashioned times, when people used to confess - here still working. Make sure you take your chance.

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