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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Ripon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This church is so beautiful. Going in makes you feel like you are in Europe. The stain glass windows are so beautiful. If you are in town it is a must visit. So worth looking at. Even if you are not catholic is is so worth it.

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Saucier, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Although I didn't go inside, the is an absolutely beautiful place to see. I had to go across the street and up a piece in order to get a picture of the whole building. But, was glad that we made the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking! This church has some of the most beautiful details and craftsmanship I've ever seen. Really enjoyed the stained glass windows and intricate woodwork.

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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

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