The Basilica of the Sacred Heart has received high marks from Best College Review, which ranks it as the world's most beautiful campus cathedral.
The church, a key campus landmark and the site of everything from daily Mass to weddings and baptisms, tops the list of 30 campus cathedrals compiled by Best College Review. Here’s what the website has to say about it:
Author Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral. Church cathedrals represent some of the most artistic and complex architecture created by man. College campuses across the world have worship chapels and historical cathedrals that entail a rich history along with brilliant architectural design. Though it proved to be a daunting task, we … have picked 30 cathedrals that we believe to be the most beautiful campus cathedrals in the world.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is the campus cathedral for the University of Notre Dame. Built reflecting neo-gothic elements, the high spire rises over 215 feet into the sky. Joseph Gregory Dwenger, a Catholic bishop, completed the cathedral in 1870.