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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
Description: nation's first basilica

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Beautiful Church

Beautiful architecture and stained glass. Best part it's in the middle of the city. This is a 'must stop' if you are touring around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beautiful architecture and stained glass. Best part it's in the middle of the city. This is a 'must stop' if you are touring around.

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited here for Mass during our convention and the church is incredible. The renovation that has been done is top notch. The colors, statues and stained glass are beautiful. Even if you aren't Catholic, peek inside and you will be glad you did.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A beautiful basilica just south of downtown. Well worth the visit if you love old beautiful churches.

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The building itself and especially the interior is absolutely beautiful with vaulted ceilings, stained glass, and pipe organ. Parking, however, leaves something to be desired. Most of the spaces are located under the overpass and due require a fee. Services are elegant with Latin singing which tends to run longer than other masses. Beware: this location has security and will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We are not Catholic but I wanted to write this to encourage anyone of any faith to visit the Basilica of St. Mary. The interior is so beautiful and so historic. We always go to the Basilica for Christmas Eve which is a must do for everyone. And also for Munday Thursday during Easter Holy Week. This is a beautiful... More 

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Alamo Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went to Good Friday mass here and it was a gorgeous service. The choir was fantastic. The views of the stained glass, the statuary, the altar and even the ceiling were fantastic to look at during the service. I will have to caution you that the service was quite long as almost every word was sung. Almost every seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is such a beautiful church! We love to come to mass, as it's a very well done event each weekend.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Set on a plaza which has since been hemmed in by an interstate highway interchange, this large church, the first basilica in the US, is at the west end of Hennepin Avenue, one of the main streets in Minneapolis. The exterior is constructed of beautiful granite, and the interior vault is higher than St. Peter's in Rome. There are some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have never attended this church for a service, so I cannot rate that experience, but it is beautiful inside. Definitely a place to see.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have been in several churches around the country and I have to say this was very impressive. It took us a little time to even find the entrance. To get the full exterior view, I had to go across the street and still could not fit everything into my view. Inside was even more impressive and reverent.

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