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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

2 South Claiborne Street, Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 434-1565
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in Mobile
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church and a lot of history. there is nothing to dislike about this church. Wonderful Archbishop for Mass.

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tchrs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a beautiful place. If you are lucky and the sun is out go late in the afternoon. The light on the stained glass windows is special. Attneding a mass is special even for non-catholics in this visually incredible place.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is really a gorgeous cathedral in the heart of the city. It is definitely worth 15-30 minutes of wandering around inside. Along with the Mobile Museum of Art. the Battleship Alabama, and Bellingrath Gardens in nearby Theodore, The Cathedral is one of the must sees in Mobile! Note the stainglass windows! I have photos to share.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Don't care if you are not even a believer, GO. The place is beautiful and you have to realize there are few churches this grandiose being made these days. Look up. Look around. Drink in the beauty. IF you can attend a mass, by all means do. The grounds in front are also pleasant for an afternoon stroll or an... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Cathedral was easy to find and easy to access. The stained glass windows are beautiful. Don't forget to look behind and up as you walk through, or you will miss the pipe organ. Bonus: Quite a few places to eat within walking distance.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have attended many services in this beautiful setting for weddings and funerals. The architecture us amazing. Even if you are not catholic you will appreciate a tour of this beautiful church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This church was elegant, yet simple. The stained glass windows told the stoy of Mary, mother of Jesus. There was no charge. An there was a set of spiral stairs that led downstairs to a crypt, kept in great condition.

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The church itself is small for a cathedral but the stained glass windows more than make up for that. It is clearly a house of prayer, with wide open doors and people inside who obviously felt welcome to drop in and pray.

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The Cathedral was the main point of our visit to Mobile. It has a beautiful small park in front of it and it borders Dauphine Street which is a fun walk with shops, restaurants and another fun little park. The Cathedral itself has some historic significance and I particularly enjoyed seeing the baldachin (like an umbrella) and tintinnabulum (bell) which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Beautiful fleurs-de-lis and shamrock emblems are on the vaulted ceiling. Beautiful altar area. Stained glass windows are gorgeous, also.

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