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St. Mary Basilica

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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Beautiful church

If you can make sure you go inside this magical church. It is just beautiful inside. We went... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen R
Columbia, South Carolina
Amazing Bascilica

No one should ever come to Natchez and not go to St Mary's. It is beautiful...a must see.The inside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darby S
Natchez, Mississippi
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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...more
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105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you can make sure you go inside this magical church. It is just beautiful inside. We went during mass on Sunday morning.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No one should ever come to Natchez and not go to St Mary's. It is beautiful...a must see.The inside is as beautiful as any church we have seen in Europe!

1  Thank Darby S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in while walking downtown. It's open to the public most days, except during Mass. There is a beautiful courtyard next to it with statues and the grave of one of the original Bishops. The chapel is overwhelmingly marvelous. Be sure to take your time...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the more important attractions in the Natchez area. Photo-worthy, colorful church. Recommendd.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

The Basilica was built in the early 1840's. Spires and stained-glass windows are the main attraction for a visiting non Catholic. Big deal for here, modest by many measures to many we have seen in Europe. My guess is seating for about 500!

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

I marvel at the architecture of this place. How did they create such a wonderful place of worship so long ago? St. Mary is a must see when traveling on the Natchez Trace or in the Natchez, Vidalia or Miss-Lou area. Spectacular in this historical...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

St. Mary's was absolutely breathtaking. Actually a Minor Basilica now, this once magnificent Gothic Cathedral, has stood solidly in historic Natchez, Mississippi, since 1842. Well worth stepping inside to admire.

1  Thank Sal D
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for an inside view of this cathedral and it is just beautiful! If you enjoy stained glass windows and beautiful architecture, be sure to visit

1  Thank Cgds1
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place the acoustics are awinspiring the architecture of the cathedral amazing this a must see.

1  Thank Reggie R
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Be careful with the light meter on your camera, as the stained glass does strange things. It is absolutely lovely. I was there on Sunday, and it was the only place of worship open. Strangely, the other churches were all locked.

1  Thank TerriM1734
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Lauren C
April 8, 2018|
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Response from sandylindsay | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I had a look at their website and it makes mention of a number of different " church services." Not being a Catholic, I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for. If you are in the city, it would be worth calling in to... More
August 22, 2017|
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Response from AlabamaLadybug | Reviewed this property |
We visited on a week day early afternoon. We were the only ones there but as we were leaving a family was coming in to visit.
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as there are not services being held