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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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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We attended a Saturday vigil mass here and were warmly welcomed, but there are a lot of homeless around who also wander in for mass. The music as beautiful as is the church itself.

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Lake Forest, CA
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had to come for an event and was amazed at the architecture and the decor inside. It's like no other cathedral or church I've ever seen, if you're nearby, definitely take a few minutes and stop by.

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Riverton, Utah, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The gorgeous piece of round stained glass is certainly a focal point. The interior has been redone within the last few years and it is worth the trip to see. Downstairs could use some updating, but the upstairs is peaceful and serene.

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Montville, New Jersey
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217 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The doors are open to all at the Cathedral of Madeline whose patron saint is Mary Magdalene. The cathedral was completed in 1909 and is on the Registry of Historic Places. Gargoyles and beautiful stained glass add to the beauty of it's Neo-Romanesque exterior design. You will also find a plaque honoring it's first bishop Lawrence Scanlon. The Neo-Gothic interior... More

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We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Cathedral of the Madeleine. We almost feel we owe you a fee for marketing us so well with your Christmas Concert information. Thank you and we hope you will visit us again. More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Just make sure to get there early so you get a good seat. Though most of the up front seats are saved for church members! Also, plan ahead for parking.

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Centerville, Utah USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Okay, keep in mind that this is a member of the LDS church writing this review. The Cathedral of the Madeline is reminiscent of European structure and architecture. I love to go inside and enjoy the beauty within. I'm happy to have a little bit of religious diversity in the heart of downtown Salt Lake, even in the building types.

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was surprised to see how much wood was used on the interior. There are large stations of the cross, wood, stained, with insets. I've never seen anything like it. The pipes from the organ emirate from over the choir loft in the direction of the altar. It would be a treat to hear them at Mass but had to... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

You won't see a lot of architecture like this in Salt Lake City. The Cathedral of the Madeline is beautiful inside and out. The stained glass is beautiful and throws color throughout the cathedral.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral that is open pretty much the entire day if I remember correctly. The artwork is Native American-influenced, and the Stations of the Cross inside depict Jesus as a Native American man, which is pretty unique. The colors inside are amazing, especially in the central cupola behind the altar. It's worth taking a look inside, if... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Tours are weekly on Tuesdays at 1 pm by Monsignor M. Francis Mannion. Filled with fascinating history and detail, the tour is one for all faiths. The art contained in the cathedral includes classical, regional, and modern.

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