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“Amazing Gothic Cathedral”

Cathedral of St. Helena
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Helena
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West Richland, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Amazing Gothic Cathedral”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Well worth the walk up the hill, this 100 year old Gothic cathedral is as beautiful as any I have seen in Europe! It is well-maintained and lovingly preserved - absolutely gorgeous!

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A fabulous european influenced cathedral”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Construction started in 1914 and finished in 1924. The stained glass which is awesome was made in Germany before the war and hidden till after. The stained glass is protected today with another layer of glass. The church is quite majestic with its late Gothic revival architecture. Inside, the chandeliers and statues were beautiful including the choir areas and side chapel. It is rare to see a church of this level of architecture in N. America.

Visited August 2013
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new london, nh
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“How DID this get here?”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Miners must have been a guilt-laden bunch, since this structure is way over the top for,the rural West. Gorgeous stained glass windows, lots of marble, not the fake stuff, and a very comforting feel. Only thing missing were the nuns with the clickers and swingin' rosary beads to beat the kids who get out of line

Visited August 2013
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Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“A little bit of Europe in the wild west”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This cathedral is really an unexpected find and worth the time to visit.

it's modeled after a cathedral in Vienna, Austria

Visited August 2013
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Definitely is a place to put on the tour agenda, even if it's just a drive by. I am positive you will "jump out" and go inside. Ethereal, to say the least.

Visited August 2013
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