Soon after the Lourdes Apparitions, various buildings were erected in the Sanctuary domain, including 3 basilicas. These places of worship are also important sites for religious art. They are well worth a visit.
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, also named the Upper Basilica, is the oldest one at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Consecrated in 1876, this basilica reveals a series of stained glass windows relating to the events in Lourdes as well as the dogma of the immaculate conception.
Consecrated in 1958, the centenary year of the Apparitions, the Basilica of St. Pius X always makes an impression.
With room for 25,000 people, this architecturally unusual underground basilica welcomes the eucharistic procession every day. You are also invited to discover one of its treasures: the art of gemmail…
There are other important sites to discover at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, including the Crypt, the ways of the cross and the Church of St. Bernadette. And don’t miss the torchlight Marian procession, an essential experience during your time in Lourdes…