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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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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

our family went to Italy last year and this cathedral compared favorably. another family in our group had also recently been to Europe and had the same reaction. please contribute to the renovation fund - this is worth preserving

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Gresham, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A beautiful Catholic cathedral, but I've been spoiled by our visit to the National Cathedral. And as nice as this is, it is not the National. Tours available at 1:00 weekdays. Nice views overlooking the city. Very well kempt building and grounds.

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Manorville, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Interior was unbelieveable. Choir loft/stained glass was magnificent. Small museum located in basement. View of Capital and skyline was perfect.

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by for the building but stayed for the tour. Not only was the hour long tour free, it was informative. The tour guide shared stories about the cathedral, the local area, and how the two shaped each other. Also of interest, President Kennedy once visited and his seats are forever commemorated.

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St. Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited on a Friday afternoon and there was hardly anyone else there, which made the space feel even more sacred. For a minute I think I forgot I wasn't in Europe. I took some time after my visit to sit on the front staircase and enjoy the spectacular views of the Capitol and the St. Paul skyline. It's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in St. Paul. The renovation to the building is exquisite. A must see

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

An impressive dome though with an out-of-place chandelier placed at the center. An array of saints at the back. Lovely stained glass. Overall an impressive cathedral for those of any faith.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful old cathedral and seat of the Diocese of St Paul. Tip: Don't attend Mass in winter here, the building IS a gothic cathedral after all, and extremely hard to heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went to a service here one Sunday and then walked around looking at the building after. My first encounter of it was at the finish of the Twin Cities Marathon. It makes quite a finish with a gentle downhill slope and the bells ringing. The location is right near the capitol building so that's really convenient too! It's worth... More

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Manheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This cathedral really has the appeal of old world European structures. It has a beautiful dome with excellent lighting. The pews, on par for Roman Catholic churches, have no padding and are very upright. Foot room is average also. Acoustics are pretty good, and the sound system is good so you can hear the readings pretty well from most locations.... More

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