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“Best stained glass I've ever seen” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Mary Basilica

St. Mary Basilica
Ranked #7 of 48 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community today. The construction of this place of worship was begun in 1842 as the Cathedral of the newly established Diocese of Natchez. The St. Mary congregation takes pride in the basilica's colorful and prayerful setting, and welcomes visitors from near and distant places. The city of Natchez, on the Mississippi River and the birthplace of Mississippi, is a tourist destination because of its historic ante-bellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also ante-bellum, is the city's central landmark.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best stained glass I've ever seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The last basilica I visited was St. John's in Newfoundland. While St. Mary isn't nearly as big, the stained glass and architecture is just as amazing. This is a beautiful cathedral and well worth a walk through.

I mean, come on, it's FREE! Why not?

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Larkspur, California
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Don't pass this church by. Walk inside and be amazed at the beautiful stained glass windows and paintwork. In excellent condition - obviously well-cared for and well-loved.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Julia S
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Brandon
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Beautiful. So reverent. Lovely stained glass windows and statues of the Saints. The altar is something to behold.

Visited October 2012
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upper louisiana
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“beautiful church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

one of the most beautiful churches i have seen. the details are unbelievable. something new in every inch of the basilica

Visited November 2012
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

What a beautiful church! I have been to many, many cathedrals in Europe. Almost none of the cathedrals in America are as beautiful as those, but this one was. Worth a stop for a couple minutes to see. The stained glass in particular was very beautiful, I thought.

Visited October 2012
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