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St. Anthony of Padua Church

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Address: 1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-2024
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Beautiful Church

This is a catholic church that is beautiful inside. It has a lot of history. Please visit you will be amazed

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
drobit6812
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a catholic church that is beautiful inside. It has a lot of history. Please visit you will be amazed

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Thank drobit6812
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten path, this historic gem is a must see for an East Coast cultural tourist that loves architectural marvels. It is often locked, so call ahead or simply knock on the parish office door to have the attendant open it for you. Aside from being an architectural marvel, this church is inspirational and I am told that Christmas... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This without a doubt is one of the most beautiful churches in the country. When you step inside it's like a view of heaven , with all the angels and the most amazing picturesque religious scene above the altar. Wonderful stained glass windows. Christmas concerts are great ! Visit many times

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Thank theajenna
Fallston, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very ornate church with an European look Interior has been excellently maintained Went there for Sunday mass

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Thank davidanddonna1976
Marlborough, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

When you walk through the narthex and down the aisle, you will *know* you are in a holy place of worship. Everything about this church is incredibly beautiful, from the leaded stained glass windows to the three dimensional altar backdrop to the more-than-life-sized angels that guard the pews (each angel was carved/cast in the likeness of a local teenager when... More 

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Thank Eric B
amherst ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

You may not get in the front doors if there at an off-time, but go in the Chapel door and look through a door's window into the cathedral. Prepare to be wowed. This is an ornate, spiritual space you can appreciate for the art, the religion, the history- and that as a very "rich" experience, it contrasts greatly with the... More 

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Biddeford Pool, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

I took my mom and aunt to New Bedford for a 100th birthday party. When we left the party I stopped by this church because I had read the reviews on Trip Advisor. We were so glad we stopped--It was a most beautiful church--awe inspiring. It took our breath away when we walked in!

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new jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

What a magnificent church! We were visiting from out of town and had just had dinner in town. We drove past but the church was closed. Would loved to have seen the inside. The outside was gorgeous and unusual.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is the most ornate and beautiful church in New England by far. Don't miss Christmas midnight mass when they light the whole church up...it's breathtaking.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

Built near the turn of the 20th century, St. Anthony's is a towering spire (they say the tallest in New England) but it's true beauty is the immense, towerinf ceilings and decorations insoide. The Nave over the ALtaer is exceptionally beautiful Try to catch it on a night when the choir or Symphony Orchestra are performing. They also do organ... More 

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