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“What Is A Basilica?”
Review of St. Mary Basilica

St. Mary Basilica
Ranked #1 of 51 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 October 10, 2013

A beautiful Cathedral. We didn't know what a Basilica is. Visit St. Mary and you will find out. It is a peaceful interlude during the road trip.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

The outside of this church belies the majestic holiness of the inside. Absolutely stunning. Church is usually unlocked and is still active.

Thank MsPeggySue
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Beautiful, was astonished to find such an old church in Natchez, definitely worth a visit. Especially the colorful Windows make a great atmosphere.

Thank GerSchl
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

St. Mary Basilica is simply beautiful since its restoration. The ornate marble carvings, beautiful statues, and stained glass windows are breathtaking.

Thank Kenneth L
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Just stopped in for some quiet time on a hot summer day. What a jewel! Check out the brochure in the vestibule which describes each window, etc.

Thank AngusChevy
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