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St. Cecilia's Cathedral

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Address: 701 North 40 Street, Omaha, NE 68131
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Description: Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style...
Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style cathedral, which contains stained-glass windows from the 16th century.
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Stunning Like All Cathedrals

There is a great deal of detail in the outside and inside of this building. The carving, masonry and hand painting work are all masterful in quality. The many stained glass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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North Platte, Nebraska
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North Platte, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is a great deal of detail in the outside and inside of this building. The carving, masonry and hand painting work are all masterful in quality. The many stained glass windows are almost ethereal in their beauty. We went here for the annual flower show and enjoyed both the mainstay design of the building and the artistry of the... More 

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Omaha, NE USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This sandstone cathedral stands on what is, evidently, one of the highest points in Douglas county. Nothing spectacular on the outside, but the interior has the ambience of a (small) European cathedral. There are alcoves and nooks, statues, stained glass, etc. Whether catholic or not, this is an interesting place for an afternoon visit.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Attend mass if you can, it's beautiful inside. Amazing that somewhere that I go to Sunday mass is a tourist attraction! My co-worker's husband makes breakfast there on occasional Sundays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The flower festival and music/gallery events are for everyone, but you must walk slowly around the block and see the architecture at sunset or just before, it is amazing! Check out the history online and go to mass or an event to truly appreciate. We have for many years. Read about the history, architecture and renovation online, before you go,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ranked as one of the ten largest in the United States when it was completed in 1959, St. Cecilia's is the archdiocesan parish in Omaha. The beautiful high ceilings and artwork are magnificent. Every January, the art council produces a fantastic flower show with florists from all over the city creating fanciful displays according to a theme.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The church is so big, statues are very impressive.PAINTINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL! Admission was free! It must of taken several years for the church too of been built.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Located on 40th and Cummings in Omaha NE it is awe inspiring to see and tour. Can be seen from the west part of toen because it is so massive.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Cathedral was jaw dropping beautiful. Big also. My husband and I were so glad we took the time to visit this historical place.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a beautiful, awe-inspiring Cathedral. The architecture is stunning!Very spectacular and reverent.

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Cataula, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We took a tour of the cathedral and it was fabulous! It has a fascinating history and contains many meaningful items. We enjoyed hearing about the architecture too.

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