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Basilica of St. Mary

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Address: 88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
Phone Number: 612 333 1381
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6:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description:

nation's first basilica

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Stay for the tour after the Sunday mass -- great history lesson

Beautiful church and sculptures, stained glass and restored organ. It's fun to see how they have integrated newer technology (sound system) yet kept the original architecture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
olivenonion
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San Mateo, California
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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful church and sculptures, stained glass and restored organ. It's fun to see how they have integrated newer technology (sound system) yet kept the original architecture themes. Attend mass on Sunday and stay for the tour, you won't be disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica is amazing and beautiful. My family enjoyed our visit here and we saw three weddings. The Basilica is in walking distance to the Walker Art Museum.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for tourists and locals, alike. Incredible architecture, beautifully maintained. All are welcome. A nice place to meditate.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended the funeral of a dear friend here - a gay man - which was presided over by an obviously gay priest in the presence of the deceased's gay male partner. This charade denied the reality and humanity of everyone involved. I was ashamed to be present. If you desire to support the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite, please pray upon entry enjoyed the ability to visit the stations, beautiful confessional place to pray. Great break from busy world.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to get an architectural tour through the basilica. It is very worth while and make you appreciate the building to a greater extent.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat architecture, interesting dome, impressive facade. Very large church across from Loring Park and short walk from downtown. Close to the Walker and Saturday Farmer's Market.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The architecture is is breath taking and there are free tours that are available after the mass times on Sunday. After you get done at the Basilica, you can walk to other attractions and many great restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have been to the Basilica several time both for wedding, funerals and simply by myself for mass, and every time I go the architecture fascinates me. Beautiful

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I didn't have much time here, but was very impressed with the beautiful architecture. I didn't give it 5 stars because the parking was a little difficult.

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