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Cathedral of St. Paul

239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 228 1766
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Ranked #4 of 62 attractions in Saint Paul
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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Free! Architectural wonderland. Quick stop to look around with the kids or great for thinking time. Many things to enjoy. Grand-ness.

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N Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Don't take a ton of time here but very nice place to take pictures and look around. They do have tours but we did not go on one.

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Orlando, FL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We opted to take advantage of the free tour at 1pm each day. What a treat! We got a full tour of the building accompanied by interesting tales of its construction as well as an overview of Minnesota history. The interior is just incredible with it's newly refurbished pipe organs (yes, there's two). Also, it provides an outstanding vantage point... More

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Scotts, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The extra treat of this Cathedral is what is entitled, "The Shrine of the Nations." It includes six chapels to Saints representing various nations. It is a special moment for one to light a prayer candle under the Saint the represents the nation a special loved one has as their roots. Another treat is the a replica of Michelangelo's Pietà,... More

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I'm originally from Italy and I felt right at home in this cathedral. Majestic yet humble this is a very powerful place to be appreciated by all.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What an amazing structure. It's definitely along the lines of the great cathedrals in Europe. The cupola is beautifully decorated. Well worth a visit and you get a great view of the city and the State Capitol from the steps of the cathedral.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This cathedral sits atop a hill overlooking St. Paul and is a landmark to behold! I have visited a few times and each time am in awe as I look around inside this beautiful Cathedral. If visiting St. Paul, please take the time to visit the Cathedral, it is amazing.

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This cathedral is a St. Paul landmark and sets majestically on the hill overlooking the downtown area where Summit Ave. winds into the capitol complex. The cathedral architecture was breathtaking and a look inside was also impressive. This is unquestionably a worthwhile site to put on your itinerary.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Wanting to visit this cathedral on my first trip to Minneapolis but finally made it to see it on my second trip. Worth it. Very serene and peaceful. Come see it yourself. God is glorified.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Similar to St. Peter's in Rome, with a copy of the Pieta. Open to the public if there is no mass. Only drawback - you can't climb to the top of the dome for views of the city.

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