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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
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What a beautiful representation of the Tucson architecture. The contrast with the southwestern sky is breathtaking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful representation of the Tucson architecture. The contrast with the southwestern sky is breathtaking.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was fortunate enough to visit on a Sunday, so we attended mass. The inside is not overly ornate, but still maintains an understated beauty. The outside of the cathedral is gorgeous and the grounds are immaculate Worth the short drive even if you can't go in.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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.

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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 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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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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 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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.

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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.

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