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St. Cecilia's Cathedral

701 North 40 Street, Omaha, NE 68131
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Ranked #13 of 86 Attractions in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style cathedral, which contains stained-glass windows from the 16th century.
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Omaha, Nebraska
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Ever the sucker for beautiful churches, I sometimes forget this one, which is practically in my backyard. Down to the tiniest detail, this is a stunning church. Worth gawking at.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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599 reviews 599 reviews
472 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have grown up in the shadow of this marvelous building. It is the closest think Omaha has to the great cathedrals of Europe. Don't miss the small chapel on the left side of the alter.

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Columbus, Nebraska
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been to this cathedral twice but neither time has been when they have had the flower festival. Would love to go next time they have it. The cathedral is gorgeous alone, can't imagine what it's like during the festival.

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Denver, Colorado
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Like seeing the great cathedrals of Europe without any language translations required. The art in the stained glass window and murals throughout are amazing!

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Chesterfield, MO
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84 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Beautiful Catholic Cathedral worth a stop. Situated on one of the highest spots in Omaha, the cathedral is stunning. It faces West (away from downtown) and the façade is best viewed in the afternoon. There is street parking and two small lots in front of the Cathedral.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a gorgeous cathedral with a wonderful sounding organ. There are plenty of Mass times to choose from. It is located in a wonderful old neighborhood easily accessible from Dodge Street. Sermon was to the point and not too long.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This italian-iberian inspired Roman Catholic cathedral is a grand space, a wonderland of masonry and mosaic, it is definitely an oasis of calm. the cathedral also has a really beautiful mechanical action pipe organ built by Martin Pasi, which has been featured on the American Public Media radio show Pipedreams.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Huge doom and nice music. Interesting architecture style. Worth 20 min trip, plus 20 min in the museum nearby.

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Marina, California
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5 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

You do not have to be Catholic or a fan of cathedrals to appreciate this building. Its story alone is worth a visit. The interior, the organ and the sheer power it holds over you when you're inside is something that you have to experience for yourself. As is typical in the case of grand places, pictures really do not... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stained glass windows are absolutely beautiful! I love architecture like this.... It's worth the 'out-of-the-way' time to see this...

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