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“BEAUTIFUL”
Review of St. Mary Basilica

St. Mary Basilica
Ranked #2 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 February 20, 2014

We have visited this church on three separate times. The inside is gorgeous and touched me in a very spiritual way. The stained glass windows that fill the church are as beautiful as it gets Anyone can walk in the church, look around and pray if you like. The church has always been open anytime during the day that we have tried to look. Don't miss this!!

Thank Jacqueline T
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

A must see and visit. Parishoners welcoming, cheerful and helpful. Photos permitted and a must. Take the time....it's definitely worth it.

Thank ncpiper
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Since this has been my home church for over 15 years, I tend to take its beauty for granted. Please stop by when you are in town and take its beauty. Be sure to read the kiosk across the street on the corner. The website has an archives section that gives details and history. http://stmarybasilica.org/ and http://www.stmarybasilicaarchives.org/

Thank batsnapper
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Magnificent Basilica. Strange seeing such a wonderful Catholic church in Mississippi where the Catholic religion is not the norm. Very much enjoyed visiting with the parishioner who was also our guide. Building began in 1842 and took 40 years to complete. Stained glass was more than impressive and the ceiling was another work of art. Well worth a stop to enjoy the reverence and peaceful quiet.

1  Thank Rebekajean
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Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

This Basilica is absolutely amazing. It is very beautiful. The craftsmanship is awesome. Be sure to visit the park behind it it see the water fountain.

1  Thank Shanda S
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