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Cathedral of the Madeline

331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801 328 8941
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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wilds of New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you get "all-Mormoned-out," this place can provide the antidote. Just down the street from Temple Square, this is a beautiful cathedral. The outside seems Gothic, complete with gargoyles. The inside features some artistic surprises in its brightly-colored columns, and a series of stylized Stations of the Cross paintings with nature themes. Well worth a visit.

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Longview, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is breath taking inside and out. The stained glass windows are amazing. The frescos are beautiful. The arched ceilings are awesome. While I was there, the organist was practicing and filled the cathedral with the most heavenly music. This is a "must see" in Salt Lake City.

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Don't overlook this gem, and please consider donating if you like what you see / hear. I was there and heard an organ recital and was stunned by the incredible acoustics...and the beautiful stained glass, too.

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Seattle, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Definitely visit when the children are giving concerts. The Opera Concerts bring in Utah Opera people and they are wonderful. The children singing along with them have angel voices and the setting sets the stage. Proud parents fill the pews so you must come early to get a seat. During the holidays the concerts are beautiful. A wonderful set of... More

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wonderful mass at this beautiful cathedral. The choir was outstanding and the mass suitably reverent. You can take guided tours but, at the end of the service, I enjoyed just walking around looking at the wonderful building while listening to the superb post Due on the organ.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Nice that the cathedral was open for us to visit. They have a tour at 1...we just missed it. Like the baptismal pool.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I love churches and the older the better. This is a beautiful church just down the road from Temple square.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The construction of The Cathedral of the Madeleine was begun in the year 1900 and completed in 1909. On August 15 of that year, the cathedral was dedicated by Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore. The architects were Carl M. Newhausen and Bernard O. Mecklenburg. The cathedral combines a predominately Romanesque exterior with a Gothic interior. The exterior of the cathedral... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Every time I spoke with the folks at the various LDS sites around Temple Square and they heard I'm Catholic they urged me to visit here. It must be unique in the Western US in style and decoration. The choir was amazing and the liturgy was almost flawless. It really was like a step back into an Old World-style church.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a beautiful old church. Definitely a must see for visitors of Utah. It's located right downtown and shouldn't take up more than two hours of your time, unless you want it to of course!

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