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St. Cecilia's Cathedral

701 North 40 Street, Omaha, NE 68131
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Ranked #15 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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Chesterfield, MO
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178 reviews 178 reviews
84 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
5 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Papillion, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Our Cathedral was recently renovated and a Creighton Professor Emeritus (Tom Kuhlman) has written an excellent history of the structure which you can obtain at the site. It is a beautiful church which inspires spiritual awareness. They have an annual art show and flower display which is very popular in the area. All of the priests and deacons of the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a beautiful church that is a gift to the city. Catholics can be proud of this stunning monument to our faith that was built as a labor of love.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you're Catholic and visiting, it's probably the prettiest church in Omaha. It's worth a visit if you like churches.

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DTC Area, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

What's not to like about any Catholic Cathedral? There's beauty, tradition and load of history packed into each and every one. In this case my wife and I were there to witness the ordination to priesthood of a friend. That alone was awesome.

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