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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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Beautiful Catholic church. Stations of the Cross, the alter, and pews were beautiful. Worth the quick visit. Parking is handy right out front of the doors. Of course, we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Catholic church. Stations of the Cross, the alter, and pews were beautiful. Worth the quick visit. Parking is handy right out front of the doors. Of course, we were there on a Thursday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful historic church to visit, take pictures as we did! Don't miss this one! There is a mass every morning.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love everything about this beautiful Basilica. Being Roman Catholic I have attended mass there many times. It is a truly inspiring, holy experience. The architecture, the statuary, the services are truly inspiring.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We never made it inside but sure saw it from outside. Enjoyed the gardens out back and got some photos, naturally. The canon was really neat. We are planning a follow up trip to Natchez and it is on the must see list.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A lovely and historic building which we would have loved to enter however by the time we got there it was closed. Still I believe it would be worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A pleasant church with a detailed interior that was once visited by the Pope. The stained glass is particularly striking.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Neo-Gothic churches are appealing, and this is an especially nice example of the American approach to this classic design. St. Mary Basilica is big too, at least for its setting, and dominates the skyline in this part of Natchez. No tour of Natchez can be considered complete without a stop here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A beautiful basilica. The light color inside makes this much easier to see the inside. The stained glass windows are magnificent.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

from the Papal emblem at the front door the the beautiful stained glass windows that flooded the interior with light, St. Mary's Basilica was a gem.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Beautiful old church in old town. Reminded of old European churches however i was smaller than i thought it was going to be.

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Address: Address: 105 South Union Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 601-445-5616
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez

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