Portico

Portico

On entering the main gate, you find yourself facing the large façade and the entrance to the lower basilica.

A statue of the Virgin and a fountain which flows down onto the wall has been located on the left for a few years.

A beatiful portico extends along the whole southern perimeter of the sanctuary and delineates the large square.

Beneath the portico you can admire the depictions of the Virgin by various artists, representing sanctuaries of Mary throughout the world. This theme is continued inside the upper basilica. The bell tower stands at the back, in the south eastern corner of the basilica.

Portico