St. Cecilia's Cathedral

St. Cecilia's Cathedral, Omaha

St. Cecilia's Cathedral
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Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style cathedral, which contains stained-glass windows from the 16th century.
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Blake Southerland
Sheridan, AR15 contributions
Old Spanish style cathedral.
Jul 2020 • Friends
The museum and gift shop was lovely, and the lady working it was very genuine and kind. Unfortunately the cathedral had a wake happening when I visited so I didn’t go past the first set of pews.
Written July 15, 2020
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ShanOC
Grand Forks, ND10,970 contributions
Fantastic Spanish Renaissance Style Cathedral
Jun 2020 • Couples
Wow! Visiting St. Cecilia’s Cathedral was one of the best parts of our four days in Omaha! The Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture of this cathedral is quiet amazing as it sits high on a hill in Omaha over looking the surroundings of the city. The stained glass was fabulous, but many of the large stained glass windows are much too high and close to the ceiling to fully appreciate unless you have a zoom lens or binoculars. The cathedral organ is incredibly massive! The sanctuary was clean and spacious. I wonder if they had a more beautiful high altar when this cathedral was built. This was most certainly a wonderful part of our vacation as we visited St. Cecilia’s Cathedral during the Covid-19 “pandemic/scare,” and while riots broke out in Downtown Omaha. (Wed. June 3rd 2020)
Written June 5, 2020
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Le Ann M
27 contributions
My favorite thing to do with my Mother!
May 2019
We only yearly to the annual flower show. Then every other month we try to attend mass in the Cathedral. It is breathe taking!
Written November 5, 2019
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Thomas T
Clermont, FL29 contributions
Beautiful and stately Cathedral
Aug 2019
Nice way to spend an afternoon in Omaha. The Cathedral has a beautiful setting on a hill and has lovely grounds making it a perfect venue on a sunny summer day.
Written September 15, 2019
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Jennifer J
Stilwell, KS1 contribution
Beautiful Historic Landmark Worth Visiting
Aug 2019
Our family visited the amazing Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis earlier this year, based on Trip Advisor recommendations & word of mouth. When traveling to Omaha, Trip Advisor listed this church as a top attraction, so we decided to stop by. It was our first stop in Omaha and well worth the visit. The architecture and artwork is exquisite. One does not have to be religious to appreciate it. The bells were tolling as we arrived and we enjoyed listening to them ring. We happened to run into one of the priests while visiting and he spoke to us about the cathedral and about places to get dinner in Omaha. That was very nice of him to be so welcoming! After our visit, we walked around the cathedral and happened upon a butterfly garden that's maintained by the church school. Seriously - the butterfly habitat at the Omaha Zoo was not as amazing as St. Cecilia's Butterfly Garden! It was approximately 7PM and monarch butterflies were everywhere - at least of hundred, probably more. Our kids were delighted and we spent quite a while just watching the butterflies. There's a bench where one can rest and a statue of Mary there, so we were mindful of being quiet and respectful. This isn't a place to bring the kids so they can run around - but it truly is a butterfly-lover's delight. We all agreed that the hour or so we spent at this church was one of our favorite parts of visiting Omaha. Highly recommend!
Written August 6, 2019
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Wayne E
10 contributions
visit to church
Jul 2019 • Couples
Beautiful cathedral inside and out. A must stop to see. We aren't catholics but that didn't matter. The craftman of the cathedral is beautiful.
Written July 29, 2019
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mother15
Chicago, IL508 contributions
Finally!
Jun 2019 • Family
+JMJ+ Have been to Omaha numerous times, and finally was taken to the Cathedral. Surprised it was not locked up on a Sunday night. We were the only ones there so we could experience the beauty of the artworks and windows without disturbing anyone. Very beautiful and inspiring!
Written July 3, 2019
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brendannebraska
Omaha, NE280 contributions
Beautiful architecture
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I were recently on a walk and plan to include Saint Cecilia’s. It is a beautiful, beautiful architectural structure That is a joy to look at and moving to experience.
Written July 2, 2019
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Jeff M
Las Vegas, NV1,231 contributions
Beautiful Church
Jun 2019 • Family
Very ornate church with all “one off” statues and stained glass. Priest will give tours if you want more background information. Highest point in Omaha.
Written June 22, 2019
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,395 contributions
Typical
Jun 2019 • Solo
Not much to write about. Could not feel and energy or vibrations. The architecture was ordinary. There was a wedding in place so could not explore much.
Written June 15, 2019
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