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St. Augustine Cathedral

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Address: 192 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1988
Phone Number: 520-623-6351
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful church

Truly beautiful, inside and out. Yes, many times the gates and most entrances are closed, except during mass. Sadly, this is more of reflection of the outside world than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly beautiful, inside and out. Yes, many times the gates and most entrances are closed, except during mass. Sadly, this is more of reflection of the outside world than the cathedral as the cathedral isn't immune to thefts and vandalism. Nonetheless, for those plan accordingly, a visit is certainly worth the effort.

Thank HaveBagsWillTravel92
Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Sad to report that this 'cathedral' is generally locked up, except when there is a mass scheduled. Not inviting to visitors who simply show up. Their attempt at refinishing or updating the inside of the building is also quite disappointing - using wallpaper paste-on instead of (hand) painting...and the outside paint job is already cracking or discolored. Gives a real... More 

Thank mjt520
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Was able to walk around the exterior of the building but not inside and some of the outside was gated off so you can't get real close to all of it, but what you can inspect is quite beautiful. A great architectural masterpiece in the Southwest style. Great Roman Catholic statuary as well.

Thank HavocDog
Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We could not leave Tucson without a visit to this beautiful church. We were able to attend to the noon daily mass, and after ,sit, meditate, relax and enjoy a beautiful, simple architecture. While in the church, sit peacefully, just for a few minutes, in silence,in the middle of a big city, but with such a sacred silence . We... More 

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Cochise, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

A nice place to visit and worship. It is also has beautiful architecture with a lot of details not seen in modern buildings.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a beautiful structure - I give it a 5 on the external appearance. We were in downtown Tucson on a Sat and made several attempts to tour the interior none of which were successful. This is an active Catholic church so be mindful that services are being conducted on a regular schedule this is not a mission. I... More 

1 Thank IAstargazer
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We were thrilled at the beauty of St. Augustine Cathedral when we visited Tuscon recently. We had a little extra time to spare and were pleased that it was open, so in we went and found it as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. Take the time to see this lovely, historic structure when you are in Tuscon.

2 Thank Mary C
San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The cathedral has a beautiful exterior and interior and an incredible courtyard with a stage with a beautiful cover of metal sculpture Flowers. Worth stopping to see.

1 Thank csarchibald
Pine, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

What a page out of History. This Cathedral has more historical information than most 6th grade lesson plans. We were quite edified and instructed.

1 Thank jimmccann43
Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Of course, the challenge will be getting inside. But with perseverance, an open door or office staff might avail you of the treat of touring this large beautiful church. Built facing east (traditional placement) makes for difficult photos outside in the afternoon, but floods the church with enough ambient light to appreciate the clean lines of the altar, the prayer-prompting... More 

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