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Cathedral of St. Paul

239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
651 228 1766
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Ranked #3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Really in awe of the size and beauty of this cathedral. Really recommend visiting. Must see the Shrine of the Nations and the replica of Michelangelo's Pieta.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I love it in there! I could stare at the detail of this place all day long. The ceiling, the pews, the location, the steps outside...now the religion, that's another story. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

From the instant that we stepped through the doors, we could not believe that we were in Minnesota and not in some major European city. The cathedral was superbly done and the detail was beyond belief. We would recommend it to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Spectacular from the distance as well as inside. We went there during the winter. It's fascinating to see it in the snow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were in the Twin Cities area for a wedding and had an extra day for sight seeing. The Cathedral was recommended as a "must see". They were right! It was beautiful... I especially loved the "International Saints" area located behind the altar. If you're in the area you MUST see this; it rivals some of the Cathedrals you'll see... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Whether going to Mass or visiting, the Cathedral is beautiful and has a reverent feel inside. As a participant, I have always appreciated the Homilies. As a visitor, I feel welcomed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see if you like getting a feel for the architecture of Saint Paul. It isn't Notre Dame but it is a well done piece of architecture considering that it doesn't have the provenance of European cathedrals. It is the most beautiful of the US cathedrals I have seen. It also maintains a very traditional and monumental... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Designated as a national shrine, the Cathedral of St. Paul, is a must stop for locals and visitors. When you go, make sure you go around in the hallway behind the altar and check out the large statues of the saints. Come to Mass and enjoy the experience or stop in when the doors are open to see for yourself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful stained glass. Otherwise a large cathedral. Not to be missed if like me you spend more time in church when viewing cathedrals than otherwise.

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The people of St. Paul have a right to be proud of this early 20th Century, monumental cathedral. It faces down John Ireland Boulevard to the State Capitol -- the twin monuments of Church and State on hills overlooking downtown St. Paul. The cathedral, patterned after two French churches, including Paris's Sacre Coeur, is simply beautiful. Be sure and see... More

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