Cathedral of Saint Paul
Cathedral of Saint Paul
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a splendid interior of six chapels, imported marble columns, large statues of the four evangelists and beautiful rose windows.
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  • Brandon
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    My experience at the Cathedral of St. Paul was amazing. Even though we were not able to make it during the open hours, it is still worth the trip. It was beautiful, probably the biggest church I've seen in America.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2023
  • scott r
    Silver Spring, Maryland701 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning stop
    Really well done US cathedral from an age where cost was no object. You could not duplicate this today. Stunning interiror. Did not take a tour, but wandered around quietly taking photos and just appreciating the beauty of the place. Plentiful parking for those dropping by. Right near the James J Hill house if visting that, and the entirety of Summit Avenue which itself is just something to see.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 4, 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas5,459 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Landmark of St PauLandmark of St Paul
    We visited the state capital building from where we had a nice view of the cathedral. It was an easy walk between the buildings but further than it initially appeared. Entrance could be made from either of the side doors. Inside, you will see large statues of various saints and plenty of stained glass.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Lee S
    Australia2,589 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Exterior
    The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a magnificent building with stunning Exterior and interior. Enter is free not like some of the Cathedral in Europe & parking is also free. There is a guided tour at 1pm, the guild will explain the several alters plus all the statues of the Saints. The stained glass windows are wonderful and the organ looks very impressive. President JFK attendent masses in this Cathedral there is on a pew with a plate onit.This is a must see while you are in Saint Paul.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Jim R
    Austin, Texas5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral of St. Paul, Minnesota
    We have been to several European cathedrals and the artistry of St. Paul's rivals them even though the age and techniques differ. It is a very large Cathedral with intricate detail. There are many statues, stained glass windows and beautiful materials used to create this masterpiece of craftsmanship.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,304 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning huge cathedral
    We visited here as part of a longer road trip. We had parked at the State Capitol building and enjoyed a good walk to the Cathedral. It was great to see the Cathedral initially from a distance and then come closer into view. We only managed a quick visit inside (it was a Sunday and we were just between masses’ but it was enough to see how impressive the church is.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 5, 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,193 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive US cathedral
    We've visited multiple cathedrals in Europe, and most US ones are much smaller and less impressive by comparison. This one, however, compares well in terms of size and interior and is definitely worth a stop. We parked our car at the lot across the side street (it was a Saturday morning) and the cathedral wasn't quite open yet (I believe it opens at 10 AM?). So we walked the 10 minutes or so to the state capitol building to see it more closely, then back to the cathedral, at which time it was open and free to enter. The interior is large and impressive; we especially enjoyed the designs in the rotunda and the stained glass windows. Even just viewing the exterior would be worth a stop. It was a nice start to a Saturday spent seeing the sights of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
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mountiamsandcanyons
Elgin Illinois865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
my wife and i had a visit to the cathedral on the july 4th weekend 2022. Im always impressed with the architecture of these huge buildings that were built in the early 1900s. a popular design for such places includes a huge 3 or 4 story dome like structure where the alter is. accompanied by two or more side domes with stain glass windows and statues .

This place did not disappoint. its huge (basilica) size comparison we spent about a half hour looking around and taking pictures. did not do a tour of any kind. the church is open to the public and has free parking. I would recommend, you check ahead of time to see what time mass is and plan accordingly.

We also visited the basilica (separate review) which is only a 15 min drive away in Minneapolis. This one was much better in my humble opinion. while you are there, be sure to check out the summit street houses
Written July 5, 2022
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LovesPhotoOps
Hoover, AL1,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The cathedral can be seen from the state capitol. We parked on the street near the church and walked around taking pictures of the outside. It was Sunday morning and we did not want to disturb mass so we did not approach close to the building and were not able to see the inside, but I wish we had been able to take a tour.
Written June 24, 2021
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA1,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
My consistent experience has been that most American cathedrals pale in comparison to the great European cathedrals. St. Paul’s Cathedral is an exception. Placed at the top of a hill overlooking the city, it’s visible from all over town. Inside the cathedral, the huge and high dome is the most amazing feature.
Written July 6, 2021
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Nathan T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
I've been to many beautiful churches across the country, but the Cathedral of Saint Paul is in a category of its own. Bishop Barron has called it "the most impressive church building in the Western Hemisphere," and I'd have to say I agree. If you're anywhere near the Twin Cities, this is the one place you have to see.
Written March 10, 2021
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Rehoboth5
Helena, MT518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Well, we've seen cathedrals all over the US and in Europe. But this one truly rates up there with some of the best. It's really huge. And the style, artwork, etc is impressive. We visited on a weekday afternoon in September, and there was plenty of very easy free parking in the cathedral lot. We sat in a pew for quite some time, soaking up the place and getting spiritual. We're not Catholic, but greatly appreciated this place of worship, prayer and contemplation.
Written September 17, 2022
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Lee S
Australia2,589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a magnificent building with stunning Exterior and interior. Enter is free not like some of the Cathedral in Europe & parking is also free. There is a guided tour at 1pm, the guild will explain the several alters plus all the statues of the Saints. The stained glass windows are wonderful and the organ looks very impressive. President JFK attendent masses in this Cathedral there is on a pew with a plate onit.This is a must see while you are in Saint Paul.
Written September 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We've visited multiple cathedrals in Europe, and most US ones are much smaller and less impressive by comparison. This one, however, compares well in terms of size and interior and is definitely worth a stop. We parked our car at the lot across the side street (it was a Saturday morning) and the cathedral wasn't quite open yet (I believe it opens at 10 AM?). So we walked the 10 minutes or so to the state capitol building to see it more closely, then back to the cathedral, at which time it was open and free to enter.

The interior is large and impressive; we especially enjoyed the designs in the rotunda and the stained glass windows. Even just viewing the exterior would be worth a stop. It was a nice start to a Saturday spent seeing the sights of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
Written October 9, 2023
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS5,459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited the state capital building from where we had a nice view of the cathedral. It was an easy walk between the buildings but further than it initially appeared. Entrance could be made from either of the side doors. Inside, you will see large statues of various saints and plenty of stained glass.
Written September 3, 2023
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Jim R
Austin, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We have been to several European cathedrals and the artistry of St. Paul's rivals them even though the age and techniques differ. It is a very large Cathedral with intricate detail. There are many statues, stained glass windows and beautiful materials used to create this masterpiece of craftsmanship.
Written October 4, 2023
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Todd A
Minneapolis, MN59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is an icon in St. Paul MN, hard to miss as it sits on the highest part of the city. This gothic treasure has a fascinating history and beautiful inside and out. This is worth the time to visit.
Written June 11, 2022
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