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Address: 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester, MN
Phone Number: 507-280-2180
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lovely place

I went here for a christmas concert and was amazed how beautiful it is. This is a must to visit if you have time in Rochester.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Mark R
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I went here for a christmas concert and was amazed how beautiful it is. This is a must to visit if you have time in Rochester.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A lovely peaceful place to enjoy the views. The place itself is beautiful - modeled after the original Assisi in Italy and overlooking the city. The construction and artisanship that created it are spectacular.

Thank lmf22purple
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Such an awesome experience. Sister Alice gives the best tours! The decor is beautiful. Such rich history. The grounds are breathtaking.

Thank Christina S
Rochester, Minnesota
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you've got a little time in Rochester you ought to add a tour of Assisi Heights to your itinerary. It's lovely expanse on the hill is visible from many locations around town. The sisters of St. Francis provide tours, during which you can get details about its history and enjoy the architecture.

Thank sue m
Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is such a treat having Assisi Heights here in Rochester, MN. The place is so quiet and a wonderful place to get away from any problems to reflect on what is happening. The chapel is so wonderful, like being in Italy. You definitely should take a tour, If you are lucky to be there when the nuns are doing... More 

3 Thank J7797ZPfrankm
Austin, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

NOT open to the public, except for planned tours. If you have a chance to do a retreat here, you will be blessed. The Sisters are devout and practical, and offer prayers for your stay to be spiritually fulfilling, even though they don't know you. The grounds are for the Sisters, it is not open to the public unless you... More 

2 Thank J B
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

By some stroke of luck we happened upon the 4 day Calendimaggio Festival in Assisi. The town transformed into a Medieval village. Locals were dressed in traditional medieval costumes and participated in many traditional contests, games etc. It was busy but not too packed with tourists. Assisi is a spectacular town even when nothing is going on, but if you... More 

1 Thank natmitch2015
Yankton, South Dakota
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Have someone in the hospital, for got it was Sunday, Was looking for something to do, thought taking a tour would help us kill some time and release some stress besides learning something. They don't do tours on Sundays because its the sisters home. We understand that just didn't realize it was Sunday. YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BE SO RUDE

Thank dawnsparks1982
Newton, Iowa
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66 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When there, take time out to see this beautiful building and establishment. Franciscans sisters responsible in 1800's after tornado to encourage Mayo Brothers to help build St. Mary's Hospital. Has a gift shop. One Franciscan makes own honey and sells there. Gives tours only on Monday's and Saturdays.

2 Thank 183Jerry
Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Catholic Nuns lived here and collaborated with Dr. William Plummer to start St.Mary's Hospital. Wonderful chapel with fabulous acoustics for concerts.

2 Thank barbara t

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