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Basilica of St. Mary

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Address: 88 North 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612 333 1381
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

nation's first basilica

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Nice building

Its a pretty building, I just drove past it. Did not go in or anything so can not really say if its worth it to stop there

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a pretty building, I just drove past it. Did not go in or anything so can not really say if its worth it to stop there

Thank HanPeLeaWi
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful mass and great choir! I'm so glad that I was in Minneapolis to experience the mass here! Loved it.

Thank Diane C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is certainly an impressive church with a wide and high sanctuary. The altar has a 4 marble pillared gazebo covering it that you don't usually see in churches. The stained glass windows have very intricate designs. The copula over the altar is also impressive. It's very much like European churches but without all of the elaborate side chapels.

Thank tradIndy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is stunning! At the edge of Downtown Minneapolis it is very accessible. It has been renovated and church service are always open to public. If you are lucky you could stumble upon a wedding

Thank Terry B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited mid week just to see the building. It is beautiful, but the Cathedral in St. Paul is much nicer. Pay parking ramp is close by, but street parking is limited.

1 Thank chl0e48
Minneapolis, MN
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Gorgeous... Welcoming to visitors. Frequently undergoing renovations - can sometimes obstruct views but kept in great condition.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Lovely classic cathedral. It's also the site of the Crashed Ice annual event and it is really magnificent.

Thank TS L
Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I stopped by for 7:30am Mass on Sunday. I got there early so I would have time to just enjoy. I am glad I did. the Basilica of St Mary is beautiful, very ornate. This may seem odd but the thing I was most impressed about was the singer at the Mass. She has a beautiful voice! I could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

This cathedral is a treasure! I had never heard anything about it, before stumbling on the listing here. A friend and I had just one day following our conference to spend seeing sights in Minneapolis. Once we realized it was Monday and the museums we'd hoped to see were closed, we put a walking tour together and chose the Basilica... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is perhaps the most beautiful church I've been in in the U.S. and rivals those of Europe. I love the stained glass windows of Old Testament characters, stained glass windows with Stations of the Cross and the statuary, including the statue of Mary staring down from the canopy over the altar.

Thank Robert C

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