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Holy Name Cathedral

735 North State St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 787 8040
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Ranked #13 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Seat  of the Chicago Catholic archdiocese. more »
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1,023 reviews 1,023 reviews
201 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been to the Holy Name Cathedral a few times. It one of the largest and most impressive holy places in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Holy Name Cathedral is not only the mother church of the region, but also the focal point of an active Roman Catholic community in the heart of the city. This is... More

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went to 5:15pm Saturday Vigil mass here, on a whim. Absolutely stunning church. Unique design and very impressive. Must see in my opinion.

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Manhattan, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Home parish for Cardinal George. Always a nice service and professional-level music. Check out the red hats of former cardinals above the Altar.

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We walk by here daily and always delight in the building...rehabbed a few years back and a nice example of cut stone. Inside is gorgeous as well, with awesome stained glass and a serenity that is hard to find in the city. Holy Name is the site of services for many well-known Chicagoans, including Harry Caray and Ron Santo. You... More

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our concierge sent us to Holy Name and he was right - it is beautiful with a robust and friendly community.

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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Because I am not Catholic, I have never attended a Catholic mass in my life until one fateful Sunday morning when I walked out of the subway station from breakfast. It was not my first time seeing Holy Name, but it was the first day that I saw its door open. Since that day was the last morning I would... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Chicago's Catholic Cathedral is magnificent and can stand along those European cathedrals that you've visited. See the four hats hanging high above the sanctuary belonging to the four deceased cardinals who have led the Chicago diocese. From the massive doors to the marbled sanctuary, it is a monument to faith filled history of Chicago Catholics and is conveniently located on... More

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Macon, Georgia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In a great waking neighbourhood and next to the mile shopping. Amazing handiwork. Attended mass. Try it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My family and I took in a Sunday morning service while on a recent weekend trip to Chicago. The church is beautiful and the sermon was quite good and well-delivered.

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a lovely not really overstated for a Cathedral, the ceiling is beautiful. It is different from so many other Cathedrals, If you have the time it is very pleasant quiet respite.

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