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Cathedral of St. Paul

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Address: 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone Number: 651 228 1766
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Description: This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a...
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.
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A gem to see

A very large and impressive cathedral. We walked around the main level which is very posh and seems to be well maintained. Then we went down to the basement to learn more about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A very large and impressive cathedral. We walked around the main level which is very posh and seems to be well maintained. Then we went down to the basement to learn more about the history. The architecture is very impressive considering it turned a 100 years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Magnificent old cathedral. Over the top. Reminiscent of European cathedrals. Plan to take the tour. Our volunteer docent was excellent.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Historically interesting. Incredible details in the architecture. Inviting to look every where for more and more to see and learn about. Just reverent and awe inspiring.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be catholic or religious for that manner to appreciate the magnificence of this structure. The stone carvings marble and sheer size of everything humbled me. There is no charge as it is an active cathedral and people are praying and worshipping in various places so PLEASE be respectful to them. It is so quiet and reverent... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This amazing Catholic structure is one of the worlds greatest domed cathedrals in the whole world...third largest I believe. Inside is even more majestic and artistic than your ordinary North American cathedral of mass. She's well worth a stop and photo op!

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous stained glass work. Great marble statues of different saints. Awe inspiring edifice. Would love to attend services there .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Attended Palm Sunday Mass here. Something about being in the cathedral makes the experience very emotional. Felt a very strong connection celebrating this mass here with so many unknown sisters and brothers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

No matter what your religion is, this is a must see! Free tours M-F @ 1, free parking. The architectural details...everything has a meaning. Our tour guide was one of the archivists at the cathedral and she made the stone and marble come alive with the stories and background of each area we toured. It's a must see if you're... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Beautiful building for anyone that likes historic cathedrals. Amazing inside, lots of art and architecture. Nice and cool in the summer. Free parking, free admission. Even my young kids loved it. Check the mass schedule before you visit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Majestic on the outside, beautiful on the inside. A must-see during the Holiday Season. We live one block away and the view of the Cathedral never gets old.

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