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Basilica of St. Mary

Address: 88 North 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612 333 1381
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Ranked #11 of 94 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: nation's first basilica
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Owner description: nation's first basilica

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Manila
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I had planned to hear Mass at the Cathedral but was not able to do so, so I did the next best thing: visit it with friends one night. It is a beautiful edifice that defines the Roman Catholics of Minneapolis' love for the faith and for the Lord.

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I'm a photographer and visited the museum with a friend during the Christmas holiday in 2014. We spent about 2 hours there. It's a beautiful and tranquil place where, if you're religious, you'll find peace of mind; if you're not religious, I still recommend visiting just for the exquisite and ornate architecture inside. The play of light and shadows through... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Very beautiful church where everything inhales the grandiloquence. Stained-glass windows are remarkable. To add on your list to be visited when you are in Minneapolis.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This Basilica of St. Mary's is worth a visit -- all faiths are welcome. Constructed in the early 19th Century, no cost was spared to rival cathedrals in the old world. Inspirational both to the faithful, as well as visiting architects, or lovers of classical music.

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Olathe
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I wish I had more time to visit. This Basilica is HUGE! Pictures taken outside are difficult to make it right due to the sheer size of it. I think the building is bigger than the State Capitol.

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Saint Louis Park
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Come see this historic landmark, stay for Mass, or simply listen to what you hear as you reflect in this amazing, peaceful, mediative place. God is truly with you here.

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Appleton WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

While visiting Minneapolis recently, we attended mass at the basilica. What a treat for a Catholic! This place is stunning and really makes you feel like you are in a solemn, reverent, holy place. It has gorgeous stained glass windows and the entire place is just beautiful. The choir, attired in choir robes (which you don't see that often in... More 

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South Bend
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We decided to take a peek at the Basilica since we heard so many interesting things about it. Glad we did! The place is beautiful with lots of history. A must stop!

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west marin, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gigantic gothic monument filled with the richness of stained glass and paintings. Open to all, beloved by all

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Outstanding. The peacefulness and the detailing is amazing. You can really feel the presence here. The entire site is just gorgeous - and only a short walk from downtown, or the Walker Art Museum. I always recommend my guests to travel here.

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