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St. Cecilia's Cathedral

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Address: 701 N 40th St, Omaha, NE 68131-1899
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Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style...

Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style cathedral, which contains stained-glass windows from the 16th century.

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My parents were married and both had their funerals held here. My father graduated from the attached high school. My brother and sister graduated fro 8th grade. My sister and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lisa L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My parents were married and both had their funerals held here. My father graduated from the attached high school. My brother and sister graduated fro 8th grade. My sister and I each had our weddings in the main Sanctuary.. The flower festival is always beautiful and the tours that take you to hidden areas are creepy and interesting at the... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With its massive ceilings, dark interior, and beautiful organ pipes, this Cathedral speaks of churches when grandeur was the norm. It is a must see because you will feel the presence of God here!

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Surprlse, Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People that are interested in seeing beautiful churches do not miss it.Like all cathedral's the souroundings are beautiful.

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Houston TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Be surprised by a Spanish baroque architecture and a pipe organ worth traveling to hear. The baroque doesn't quite come off and the reredos is one of those white marble mistakes. But the organ is wonderful. It is capable of two temperaments and is well suited to cathedral celebrations. Acoustics are well balanced, the pews are comfortable and sight lines... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We drove by the church early evening, We wanted to go in but we saw two people go up to the door and turn around. Not sure if it was locked or they just were touching it and moving on.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Beautiful old church. Architecture is amazing as many of the Omaha building's are. Just spend some time soaking it in.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This Cathedral is beautiful. Even if you aren't Catholic it's worth a visit to see the interior which is amazing and if you have an opportunity to hear the pipe organ, you will be amazed at the sound. Of course, this is the Cathedral for the Diocese of Omaha, and visitors should remember it's a church and not a museum,... More 

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Omaha Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This church is beautiful and a nice place for mass; my only caution is that because of all the hard surfaces in the church, it can be hard to hear with lots of echo. Parking across the street and behind the church.

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Dyersville, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We were visiting Omaha and went to mass at St. Cecelia's. It is a beautiful church. Nice experience!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

St Cecilias's is a very beautiful old building and is well maintained and preserved. Its twin bell towers can be seen and heard in the nearby surrounding neighborhood. The Sanctuary has large, beautiful stained glass windows. They have an active parish and congregation and the Christmas Eve Midnight Service is the best I've been to in Omaha, NE. Local artists... More 

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