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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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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description: nation's first basilica

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Mass, a tour, and an invitation to a block party hosted by Bud Light

I was lucky enough to stay at the Hyatt, so it was within walking distance through a beautiful park and friendly streets. Mass was comfortable and friendly, while still being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Helena, Montana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to stay at the Hyatt, so it was within walking distance through a beautiful park and friendly streets. Mass was comfortable and friendly, while still being traditional. They have tours after mass to explore, but I was interested to note that they were planning for a block party. While taking a picture of a sign (because... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

it is a lovely basilica - as beautiful as many we have seen in Europe. Peaceful, prayerful spot that is a perfect temperature. A wonderful spot to rest, relax and just think about the bits of life of which you want to contemplate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful church, very close to downtown. Parking is available. Stained glass windows. It is like St. Peter's basilica in Rome.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Open your hands. Open your hearts. Here's a majestic Catholic Basilica praising God from the precious coins of our ancestors to the several faithful people who will come for many years. More than beautiful architecture gracing downtown Minneapolis and marble crafted for our pleasure. Here is a structure filled with souls that glorify the Lord.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Attended Mass - very nice. We also visited the other cathedral in St. Paul the next day. The second cathedral was even more spectacular.

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novi
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288 reviews 288 reviews
77 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What an absolutely beautiful basilica! This basilica is alive and well with strong outreach programs to the community and a lot of activity! Situated not far from the nature conservatory and Sculpture Garden, this is definitely worth seeing. Try to visit during a service or one of the special events when they have a block party with classical music. Worth... More 

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Breckenridge, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ok, I know it sounds corny, but you will be surprised at how this big metropolitan Basilica can have such personal and warm fuzzy messages from the homilists. They seem, at all my attendances there ( I am not a member here) as though they are in tune with what is happening in the world as well as down the... More 

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Minneapolis
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've been a member for 15 years and l found a wonderful sense of community. I volunteer as an Acolyte and Eucharistic Minister and getting the Basilica ready for special Masses. I'm home when I'm there.

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Elliston, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It costs nothing and is simply amazing. The exterior is nice enough, however, when you walk into the interior, starting with the entrance way, be prepared. If the sun is shining, the room will be filled with light. Careful you don't stop so abruptly that someone following you runs into you. It is that amazing. Take the time to sit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I've been to cathedrals and/or basilicas in Germany, Italy, Prague, France, and more, and this one matches those in it's wonder and grandeur. You feel like you step back in time as you enter the place. It only takes a few minutes to walk through, and parking is free.

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Additional Information about Basilica of St. Mary

Address: Address: 88 North 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612 333 1381
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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