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St. Mary Basilica

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Address: 105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
Phone Number: +1 601-445-5616
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the...

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.

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Do not miss this small but impressive basilica. The history and unique presentation is exceptional. Very few Basilicas in the South and this, the only one in Mississippi, is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do not miss this small but impressive basilica. The history and unique presentation is exceptional. Very few Basilicas in the South and this, the only one in Mississippi, is a treasure.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful church inside and out. Very peaceful place to visit. Really recommend this as a stop off. Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to mass there when visiting area but also the architecture is beautiful. Parking is easy, lot across the street.

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Peaceful place that balances art and understated decoration. You go in and want to linger. The outside is also done in fine taste.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Even those unfamiliar with Catholic practices will find this Basilica beautiful. Many works of art. The quiet was a welcome experience. Easy to pray.

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Vidor, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Stop in here and prepare for your eyeballs to PPP out of your head. It's glorious! You can go inside and walk all around and see the stained glass, lofty ceilings which are painted, and statues galore. Really worth seeing.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful stained glass. While visiting there a soloist was practicing for an upcoming performance which added to the senses and spiritual feeling of the building.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Magnificent holy place. I attended and performed at a graduation their in May. The acoustics was awesome!!

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Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The interior of the church reminded me of several we had visited in France and Switzerland. Beautiful and peaceful

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Genoa, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were just driving through town on our way out of town and saw the church. Being Catholic, we rarely will pass such a beautiful church without stopping in to light a candle and say a Divine Mercy. It was indeed a very beautiful church.

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