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“See it at night when it is lite up”

Basilica of St. Mary
Ranked #14 of 225 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nation's First Basilica
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Intolerant church but classic building. Meant to intimate the masses so they believe. Yes can you tell I am a "recovering Catholic."

Check out community college across the street. Beautiful campus on Loring Park. Look at pocket sized dog park and sculpture.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is just beautiful. Probably one of the oldest churches in Minnesota. Wow. Mass here with the choir made me so emotional, tears ran down my face!

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Regardless of your faith - or lack thereof, for that matter - the basillica is worth a visit. It is beautiful to look at both inside and out; in the daytime or at night. It's location is such that it's just a short jaunt from popular destinations like the sculpture garden and the art museum. So, if you're in the neighborhood, and you have any appreciation for art, history, beauty, architecture, or any combination, it's certainly worth a look.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Great location, beautiful church, wonderful people. We were married here, had our children baptised here.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Just think of the beautiful memories people have over the past 100 years at the Basilica of St. Mary. The Cathedral Choir at Sunday Mass is the closest "sound-to-Heaven" one will hear upon this earth. To witness a bride walking down the aisle upon her father's arm is one of the most endearing sights I've ever seen! That bride was my own daughter. The Basilica is filled with breathtaking history, whichever direction one might choose to look. It is my "second home." I always feel very welcome there.

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