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“AWESOME!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Mary Basilica

St. Mary Basilica
105 South Union Street, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-445-5616
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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.
Waco, Texas
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“AWESOME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Beautiful, beautiful place of worship. We are not Catholic but we appreciate the grandeur of this house of worship. It is a place where anyone of any denomination will probably feel comfortable and appreciative and worshipful. We encourage every visitor to Natchez, to be sure to visit St. Mary Basilica.

Visited May 2012
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Douglasville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Think you are in Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Beautiful...every bit as much as some of the churches we have visited in Europe....

Visited May 2012
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Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

When I opened the door it was like nothing I had ever seen. It almost took my breath away.

Visited May 2012
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“Peace and tranquility.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We were able to just sit quietly and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Visited April 2012
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Texas
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

from the outside you just want to walk in and see for yourself.
the basilica is beautiful. the stained glass...the altars...the paintings. don't forget to look up at the ceiling...and you can't miss the pipe organ. take a moment to sit and enjoy everything around you.
once outside...walk around the building...there is a park next door with huge trees and statues...there are benches for you sit and enjoy the view.

Visited April 2012
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