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St. Mary Basilica

105 South Union Street, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-445-5616
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Long Beach, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We saw the MS chorale directors concert with the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir directing. They will again give a concert next July around the 22 nd

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Columbus, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

St. Mary Basilica is beautiful. We really felt that we were walking on holy ground when we stepped in St. Mary's. Not only is it beautiful but so interesting to read about the history of the Basilica. Be sure to visit the garden area just outside of the Basilica.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We spent just a few minutes in the basilica, but what we saw was beautiful. The stained glass windows are amazing, as is the exterior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was not aware that is was not open for tours. However, I did glance in and it was worth it. Wish it was open for guided tours.

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Gardendale, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The church was simply beautiful. It would have been nice if someone would have been there to give some information about the details. There were LOTS of intricate details all through out and though it was interesting, I'm sure it would have been a lot more interesting to know what everything represented. There is a garden just outside that when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Incredible testament to beauty and faith with unique carvings, stained glass windows featuring lesser known saints and stunning architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A beautiful, breathtaking interior awaits! The first time there, I didn't follow the mass at all! Your eyes dart to some of the most beautiful craftsmanship you will ever behold! Really enjoy visiting this grand Basilica and had a great evening listening to Handels Messiah during the Christmas season.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The church has stained glass windows and reminds me of the churches in Italy. It is beautiful and worth seeing.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Wonderfully decorated Catholic Church, be sure to visit on your trip to Natchez. One of the landmarks of the city. I understand they are almost always open for visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Well worth a visit , although more information for visitors would be good, while appreciating it is a working building and not a museum. Very nice inside , plenty of on street parking and a disabled lift !! strange USA still use "handicapped" !!

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