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St. Anthony of Padua Church

1359 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02746
(508) 993-1691
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in New Bedford
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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- Sep 26, 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I grew up in New Bedford, you would think I would have visited this church at least once. It really is amazing. I felt bad I spent more time looking at the church than paying attention to the Mass. You really don't know what to look at first: the ceiling, the altar, the Stations of the Cross, the stained glass... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This magnificent church is the most beautiful church in the New Bedford area...if you only have time to visit one church please make it this one!

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Marion, MA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

St Anthony's is a massive church that is beautiful to visit. Over the school year they offer a monthly concert played on their classic organ, free with a "free-will offering."

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I grew up in this parish, and went to their School. I did all my Sacraments, and even Married here. No other place compares, because the Church is so beautiful. My children were baptized here, but as the yrs went by, we moved out of district, and registered to a different Church to give it a try for a yr... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen! I have been to many of the older churches in the US and Europe. Highly recommend visiting this one.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This parish Church is a museum in itself. It is easy to become mesmerized by this all-encompassing beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Why are people not supporting and attending this church? this is one of the most beautiful churchs I have ever visited outside of Europe

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I was raised Catholic and St. Anthony's was my parish church so I am well qualified to expound on its virtues. The steeple is one of the tallest objects in the city and can be seen from quite a distance. The church is of Gothic design and is about 100 years old. Another reviewer said the outside was dirty but... More

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I went to st anthony's school for 8 years, sang in the choir, just walking up the steps to the choir loft, and seeing a very large organ, which fill the church with music, this has to be the best, beautiful, building of a church, this church has charm, no matter where you look, you see painted ceilings, the stations... More

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Be prepared for a "Wow!" experience for beautiful interior. I have been to churches around the world. This is a world class church interior! Best appreciated when interior lights are on.

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