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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower

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Address: 1715 N Zarzamora St, San Antonio, TX 78201-6156
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+1 210-735-9126

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Lovely to Visit and Admire

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower is a historic location that is interesting to visit. While visiting, I was greeted by many delightful people (Sunday... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Franklin, Kentucky
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Franklin, Kentucky
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower is a historic location that is interesting to visit. While visiting, I was greeted by many delightful people (Sunday morning service and the members were very warm hearted). Some interesting facts about the Basilica: • The first National shrine in the United States dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux (the... More 

Thank DrMarc9491
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stopped into the gift shop at the Basilica first to buy a few gifts for friends and then went over to the church. We stayed for mass and it was a lovely service in an even lovelier setting. The basilica is well decorated and possibly the prettiest church I've ever attended mass in. Parking is available on a one... More 

Thank Ana P
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Probably great in its hay day but old now, horrible lighting, very dated, and nothing that would make it stand out today in order to be given the title of basilica.

Thank Tonymrtnz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

It's hard to miss this beautiful church when you are on the city's Westside of town. I have not been inside, but the architecture of this basilica is gorgeous.

Thank Joe D
Houston, Texas
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586 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

It didn't get a 5 because I just got back from Europe. It's not in a very good neighborhood so lock your cars and bring your belongings with you. But it's beautiful and worth a visit.

Thank survivor5804
Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

This place is beautiful inside and outside, the altar has a gold arches,there several statues inside the cathedral. The no charges to enter.

Thank lalocadr19
Quinlan, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Lovely church and historical site. Nice ladies were present to tell us about the church and answer questions. It is located outside the central city but worth the trip to see.

Thank Sylvia L
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

This is a 'diamond in the rough' so to speak, not in the best of neighborhoods, but it is an absolutely beautiful cathedral of the Little Flower I stumbled upon on my visit to San Antonio. It is gorgeous inside and it has that "Little" feel to it, even though it is a very large basilica. I had to force... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

This one is attached to a school so I think it is a thriving parish still. While I visited many local people came in and prayed, it is a place of rest and a place to take the time to think about things.

Thank Chris S
McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very historic site. The moment I entered I sensed something very special about this shrine. It was divine in nature...peaceful, serene, I knew I was in the presence of our Lord. Sadly, when the service began I had difficulty understanding the priest since the PA system isn't well designed...deep echoes...I loved it...

Thank walkos1

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