LOURDES – The Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (French: Basilique de Notre Dame de l’Immaculée Conception de Lourdes), known widely as the ‘Upper Church’, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica within the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Constructed between 1866 and 1872 and consecrated in 1876, it was the second of the churches to be completed. The church was built on top of the rock above the Grotto and next to the Basilica of our Lady of the Rosary. Designed by architect Hippolyte Durand, the Neo-Gothic church seems to emerge directly from the rock of Massabielle.

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 34
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: LOURDES
  • Country: France
  • Available: yes
  • Location: LOURDES, France