You’ve Never Explored Anything Quite Like This Unique Grotto Hiding In Missouri

Grotto’s are some of the most spectacular man-made structures. These intricate stone and rock structures are made to resemble natural cave formations and became quite popular in Italy and France during the mid-1600’s. When most people think of grotto’s religious scenes come to mind. Often, shrines devoted to saints or the Virgin Mary are erected for people to have a place of prayer and devotion that is surrounded by the serenity of nature.

You’ll find a stunning, peaceful grotto right here in the Show Me State. Tucked away into the rolling hills just outside of St. Louis is the The Black Madonna Shrine, and you’ve probably never visited anywhere in Missouri quite like it.

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Just off the beaten path, this map will help you find the shrine if you’re interested in visiting.

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Interested in other stunning religious sites in Missouri? Did you know you can stay at a Monastery in northern Missouri? Check it out here!