This is without a doubt the tackiest place in the universe. The religious people I went with were very offended. The only place that we all enjoyed, and projected a sense of what the place is supposed to, were the candles just past the grotto. Very moving, especially at night!
The grotto at night was supposed to be beautiful, seeing as how there are less people and its more personal if you will… But its only slightly less packed at night as during the day, even at times like 2 and 4am.
I was talking to one of the sick pilgrims we went with, and she said that going in the baths was a horrible experience and she hated every second of it!! Lol!
The basilica’s wernt anything to marvel over either. One looks pretty from the outside, but on the golden ceiling is a really scary looking blonde Mary, and lots and lots of dust and terrifying cherubs (which were really just fat little faces with wings stickin out the side of the head, no bodies)…
So I don’t think it’s worth going, because anything remotely religious is overshadowed by the commercial side of it, and theres not a chance of finding any peace.over 7 years ago