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“One of America's most beautiful churches”

Cathedral of Saint Paul
Ranked #1 of 127 things to do in Saint Paul
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Owner description: This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a splendid interior of six chapels, imported marble columns, large statues of the four evangelists and beautiful rose windows.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

The Cathedral of St. Paul is a marvel, even if you're not Catholic or religious. This almost 100 year old building was modeled after St. Peters in Rome and sits atop a hill overlooking St. Paul, with a commanding presence. Inside, there are amazing ceilings, beautiful sculptures, statutes and incredible decoration everywhere. It's truly an amazing building. The Cathedral is open to the public and visitors are encouraged to take pictures.

Thank Jackie L
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

This cathedral is really gorgeous. We spent 1-2 hours there with my mom in her wheelchair and our 4 kids. Gorgeous stained glass windows, sculptures, paintings, the altar was worth sitting and staring at. Free, wheelchair accessible and a gorgeous addition to downtown Saint Paul.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Cathedral is just a block away from the James J. Hill house, so you can see them both in one afternoon. The dome is huge! Be sure to see all the religious sculptures which are located in a circular hallway behind the altar.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Christians and non-christians will have a spiritual experience here of some sort. This building is not to be missed if in the Twin Cities. With or without a guide, you can see the European influence of this relatively new Cathedral - it's a step back in time and filled with awe from the aura of the interior. I took a Chinese guy there, who had never been in a Christian church before and afterward he said he had a visceral reaction which surprised him not knowing much about Christianity.

1  Thank Verne G
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is an amazing structure, and everyone should go in at least once to see it. There are different alcoves and quiet places to spend some time praying and thinking whether you are Catholic or not. Make sure to look up into the center Dome area and take in all the details. It's a nice experience.

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