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St. Mary Basilica

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Address: 105 South Union Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 601-445-5616
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Description: Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the...
Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community today. The construction of this place of worship was begun in 1842 as the Cathedral of the newly established Diocese of Natchez. The St. Mary congregation takes pride in the basilica's colorful and prayerful setting, and welcomes visitors from near and distant places. The city of Natchez, on the Mississippi River and the birthplace of Mississippi, is a tourist destination because of its historic ante-bellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also ante-bellum, is the city's central landmark.
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Stunning Stained Glass

As the title indicates, go and enjoy the wonderful stained glass windows. The church is open to visitors during the day. Early 19th century architecture is all well preserved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

As the title indicates, go and enjoy the wonderful stained glass windows. The church is open to visitors during the day. Early 19th century architecture is all well preserved. Would like to hear the big pipe organ sometime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This church blows me away every time I go there! It is so beautiful. Every time I go to Natchez we stop here.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love old, historic churches and this one did not disappoint! I only saw the inside from the front door, but it was beautiful. I want to go back and take a formal tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Totally awesome! Take the time to visit. When I opened the door into the church, it just took my breath away.

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a very lovely church with many beautiful statues and stained glass windows. We enjoyed our tour of this facility.

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Conroe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I am not Catholic but I loved going into this church. It is worth your time and effort to check this place out. It's not just a peaceful feeling, the beauty makes you feel in awe of the work that was put into the church.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This place is a must stop when visiting Natchez. From the outside to the inside. You will not be disappointed.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our little town of Natchez has one of the most amazing Basilicas in the USA, St Mary's is a beautiful piece of architecture , open to the public, no charge, downtown close to hotels, diners and much more, You wont have a problem finding it, It stands tall in the City, accompanied by a beautiful green space park and fountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Gorgeous! Thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of this gothic church. The architecture is breathtaking! It is free to see.

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tulsa, ok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The cathedral was extraordinary. Take time to look at the beautiful grotto adjacent to the cathedral!

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