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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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don't forget the museum worth the time

We were in town visiting friends. We went to this Cathedral during the day while they were at work. The actual church is beautiful. There was a man who is obviously a local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were in town visiting friends. We went to this Cathedral during the day while they were at work. The actual church is beautiful. There was a man who is obviously a local. He asked if we wanted to see the chapel. He opened it for us. There is AC in the chapel during the week but not the Cathedral.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I live in Omaha and it still wows me! Beautiful Cathedral! Have been multiple times for special occasions and holidays and always had a positive experience!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Even though we're Protestants, we love visiting the wonderful Catholic Cathedrals! This one was no exception. We were fortunate to arrive as the organist started practicing, making our visit even better. This is one that will calm your soul.

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Holdrege, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am Catholic so this cathedral jumps to the top of my list. I love the events they have in the cathedral such as 'Christmas at the Cathedral' and the flower show. The acoustics in this building (when full) are incredible. (Not so much when there are few people in the cathedral.) The building is gorgeous and the setting divine.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

St. Cecilia's is a feast for the eyes. If you enjoy cathedrals, basilicas, or sacred buildings in general, this is definitely a place to stop in if you are in Omaha. The stained glass, arched ceilings, woodwork and marble are all just beautiful.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you're planning to attend Mass, you might be disappointed with the acoustics. But it is certainly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

During a visit to Omaha, I was staying near the cathedral, so I walked there one morning to have a look and I was very impressed with the size of the building, the architecture, and how well taken care of it was. It was very impressive to see and to be inside it. It is beautifully decorated and painted, with... More 

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

Pick up a brochure that describes a little about the history and construction but then just find a place to sit and just take it all in. It is a beautiful space that can be enjoyed for its just historical and architectural value or one can appreciate it as holy ground and spend some time in worship If you get... More 

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We enjoyed the Cathedral. We were there for about 30 min. We were there with one other visitor and and an organ player. It is always exciting to find churches in the US that evoke ancient reverence. Take the time to stop by.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a beautiful cathedral that was restored about 15 years ago (I think). The organ is amazing and the director of music does it justice. The Our Lady of Nebraska chapel is gorgeous too.

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