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St. Mary Basilica

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Address: 105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
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+1 601-445-5616
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8:00 am - 4:15 pm
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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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My go to church when in town

This is a Cathedral, and I believe it is THE Cathedral of MS. It is beautiful and old. Be sure to look up at the ceiling and see all the intricate details. AMEN!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a Cathedral, and I believe it is THE Cathedral of MS. It is beautiful and old. Be sure to look up at the ceiling and see all the intricate details. AMEN!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Natchez for New Years and visited the Basilica on Saturday. The inside is beautiful. You can sit and look for a long time. We then attended Mass on Sunday morning. Nice priest and parishioners. Great way to start the New Year.

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Thank Michael B
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always try an visit local historical churches when traveling and this one did not disappointment! The colors of the paintings are so vibrant and we loved that the church was decorated for the holidays.

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Conway, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop in churches all of the time, but this one is a show stopper. On top of that we got to go to a Christmas presentation and reception. The whole church made us feel welcome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we had time to stop to see this lovely church, a great place to reflect on all that is good in this world and to pray for those who are not lucky enough to get to enjoy such a visit.

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The stop by to just look at the beauty is worth the time and effort. Glad someone mentioned it to us to do.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

St Mary's is a great spiritual place for quite reflection with beautiful statuary and art. A must see while in Natchez!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We went to Mass the Sunday we were in town. The congregation is very welcoming to visitors. The Basilica is gorgeous . A must see for anyone visiting Natchez.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Intricate detail makes this Basilica inspirational and beautiful. It is generally open and is worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Open to the public, worth the visit beautifully appointed architecture sporting old world charm. Stained glass and much more.

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