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Cathedral of St. Paul

239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 228 1766
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Ranked #2 of 63 Attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a splendid interior of six chapels, imported marble columns, large statues of... more » Owner description: This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a splendid interior of six chapels, imported marble columns, large statues of the four evangelists and beautiful rose windows. « less
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Bay Area Houston, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The cathedral is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely worth a half-hour stop. Walk around behind the pulpit to see the regional saints of European country-groups. I lit a candle for my best friend on her patron saint's altar.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I love showing off our Cathedral. The cool quiet and soaring vault never fails to awe. If the organ is playing the effect is tripled. Housed within is the only full size copy of Michelangelo's Pieta (made with permission from the Vatican.) One can walk around the sculpture and see the details you can't see due to the security glassed... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

You will be totally blown away by the size of this cathedral. Do the self tour, unless you have time to take the tour. Catholics need to make this a pilgrimage, it will renew your faith in Christ.

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Rego Park, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't miss this building! You are at once in Europe and in Minnesota. The soaring interior could fit the Statue of Liberty inside! I would suggest that you get the self-guided tour booklet in the lower church when you enter (you have to turn right at the entrance and take the elevator down one flight to purchase it: $2, well... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to Italy for two weeks about a year ago. I would rank this cathedral with many of the fine churches we saw while we there. I'm not religious, and I certainly not Catholic but I do enjoy these type of edifices for the art and historical significance. Behind the main alter is a walkway of various national saints... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is such a gorgeous, historic church. It's always a pleasure to step inside, it's like stepping into a European Cathedral. The peaceful and awe-inspiring space just has to be experienced to be believed.

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Sheldon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are in the area, you really should make this a stop. It can be long or quick depending on how much time you want to spend. The architecture is amazing. There are guided tours once per day, otherwise you can just enter and look around.

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Lisle, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was stunned when I walked inside! It was absolutely gorgeous. Make sure you visit the shrines from the different countries behind the altar.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Make a point to include this landmark in your visit to Saint Paul - the architecture is awe-inspiring, the parking is free of charge and you'll leave with a sense of inner calm.

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited this site just after the tour began and really enjoyed walking around and taking our time looking at the Cathedral. It is absolutely beautiful and parking was very convenient. When we entered we were in the lower level where there was a staff person at a desk who was occupied talking to an acquaintance and did not offer... More

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