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Review of St. Mary Basilica

St. Mary Basilica
Ranked #1 of 52 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
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Basilica is located downtown on a side street. It is huge and magnificent. Built in 1842. It appears to be well loved...

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was the most beautiful place I have seen. When you step inside, you feel like you have stepped back in time with all the gold leaf and stained glass. Very nice!

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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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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.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

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

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