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“Capital City Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cathedral of St. Helena

Cathedral of St. Helena
Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Helena
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Helena, Montana
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4 reviews
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“Capital City Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Whether you are Roman Catholic or non-believer, there is something grand and eloquent about the Cathedral of St. Helena, the Cathedral for the Helena Diocese.
Highly successful gold miner Thomas Cruse poured much of his fortune into the building of the Late Gothic Revival style building which was modeled after the Votive Church (VotivKirche) in Vienna, Austria.
The Cathedral is best appreciated on multiple visits simply because there is so much to take in on any single visit, especially seeing it for the first time.
The manifold stained glass windows that tell the story of of Christian belief from the Fall of Adam and Eve to the 20th century are spectacular.
Musical performances in the Cathedral are extraordinary because of the exceptional acoustics, and are enhanced by the setting.
The Cathedral has been renovated over the years and is in excellent condition as a result.
A must-see in Helena.

Visited December 2012
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“A Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful architecture and glass with renewed interior enhances a visit that will be highlighted by taking time to sit and feel the serenity.

Visited November 2013
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Helena, Montana
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“A treasure bought with Marysville Gold.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

A unique experience awaits the visitor to the Helena Cathedral. An example of Late Gothic Revival, the church was built around the turn of the twentieth century mostly with the patronage of the late Thomas Cruse who made a fortune as a gold miner in Marysville, MT. Recently upgraded and restored, this cathedral is a must see for any visitor to Helena. The stained glass behind the alter is on the east end of the building so sunrise on Sunday morning creates a beautiful light show.

Visited November 2013
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Helena, Montana
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42 reviews
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“One of the Best things in Helena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The St.Helena Cathedral, is beautiful not only on the outside but in the inside as well! Visitor's come from all over the country and want to see the Cathedral! It is one the first things you see when you drive around Helena. Well worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
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Helena, Montana
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“It's Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can drive by the massive cathedral and even take a step inside. It's similar to other cathedrals located throughout the United States, so not really anything special or of great note. It is nice to see something this beautiful in Helena Montana as Helena itself comes with a dark and depressing kind of feel to it. I lived in Helena Montana for 4 years so this is why I rate it this way.

Visited December 2012
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