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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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Experience the Cathedral !!!

Original fantastic décor and design. One of Omaha's first Catholic Churches. Rich strong history You will have a feeling of "belonging" when you visit the Cathedral.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Original fantastic décor and design. One of Omaha's first Catholic Churches. Rich strong history You will have a feeling of "belonging" when you visit the Cathedral.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Omaha is blessed to have a Cathedral of this caliber. It outdoes others from many larger cities. It is beautiful and has excellent acoustics. If you can, plan a visit during one of the organ concerts--simply amazing. A very hold place.

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Cherokee, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The architecture and décor and beautiful. It has been remodeled but still retains the atmosphere of an older cathedral. We felt quite humbled and privileged be in such a magnificent building. We didn't go during worship service. I would have loved to have heard that pipe organ.

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Omaha, NE
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53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our last visit was for the annual Flower Show. Do not miss this if you are in town. Area florists tranform this already lovely Church into a magical winter retreat. Flowers of all varieties literrally cover every sacred nook & cranny . Also a great venue for concerts.Check their web site for upcoming events. Beautifully decorated for the Chreistmas season.... More 

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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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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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