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Basilica of St. Mary

88 North 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612 333 1381
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Ranked #13 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: nation's first basilica
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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81 reviews 81 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
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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46 reviews 46 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Beautiful church where I always feel 'welcome'. They follow their mission, have Mass times on Sundays from 7:30 am to 6:30pm & liturgy is amazing!!!. After listening to the sermons, you gain 'practical' information about living your life.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a beautiful space. It's very humbling and majestic. The best view is when you turn around to leave - look up. You'll be amazed.

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Mesa, Arizona
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157 reviews 157 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This major house of worship stands out in that it is so close to downtown Minneapolis. The architecture is nice and the interior is clean and impressive. There are some nice stained glass windows, too.

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