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“Cool Cathedral”

Cathedral of St. Helena
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Helena
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Amherst, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cool Cathedral”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is definitely worth stopping and taking a look at. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful, peaceful oasis”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Our brochure said it was modeled after the famous cathedral in Cologne, Germany. We have toured that one and this impressive church does indeed remind us of it with similar exterior architectural features. But the interior is the real gem. The stained glass windows from Europe are spectacular! The decorative elements in the church are beautiful. Truly, a cathedral this amazing is such a surprise in a city the size of Helena! The church is still in use and gives a feeling of being well-loved and cared for. It's a beautiful oasis of peace.

Visited June 2013
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Monument, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Simply awesome”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Fantastic two story stained glass from Antwerp, Belgium. Beautiful architecture on a par with Notre Dame. A don't miss experience.

Visited July 2013
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

we could not get in through the handicapped entrance. Luckily an employee was outside and had to open the door because it is locked. Their is a door that is open to the public , but you need to go up many steps. The handicapped door is locked during non-mass times because it is street side and the lady said it is to deter theft and vandals that have hit the cathedral in the past. Sick people out there. Lovely and beautiful stain glass. We did not go into the church store.

Visited June 2013
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Providence, UT
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Helena's Cathedral Is a Must-See”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Helena is relatively small for a state capitol, but its history and those who made it a fine tourist destination make a stay there more than worthwhile. The cathedral will amaze you--nothing out of the ordinary on the outside, but world-class inside. The stained glass was made in Belgium and matches the best you've seen in Europe. The interior painting and decoration are totally surprising and fresh. Be sure to visit it, especially after a city tour on the train prepares you with historical background.

Visited June 2013
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