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Basilica of St. Mary

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Very Beautiful

We stopped in to see the Basilica very quickly. It is a very very beautiful church. The church is... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2019
Jamie L
Richmond, Kentucky
Handel Messiah

My wife and I attended the Messiah performance by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Choir at the... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
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Reviewed 25 January 2019

We stopped in to see the Basilica very quickly. It is a very very beautiful church. The church is very peaceful and it is nice to walk around and see the art. Do not miss the very large round stained glass windows in the sanctuary.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I attended the Messiah performance by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Choir at the Basillica. The Basillica is beautiful architecture. It reminds me of the cathedrals of Europe I’ve visited with less bling. The acoustics with the orchestra was great. For...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Was able to attend Mass Saturday, what a beautiful place of worship, great history and it is very easy to get to, worth the visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

Highly recommended visit to this basilica, as soon as you're inside you feel the majestic of this arquitectural well design work. The stained glass windows are beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

We went to Mass and enjoyed touring this impressive church. Programs were going on about the Middle East and an afternoon parish meeting on the problems facing the Church worldwide. A healthy and lively feeling place for such a large parish church.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

The Basilica is a beautiful place to attend Mass. Make sure you get there early or stay a little late so you can walk around and see the entire place. I've been here a number of times while visiting the cities and the people are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kim S
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Located a bit south of downtown in what appears to be a slightly poorer area the Basilica of Saint Mary stands proud and welcoming to all, a Monday visit finding the historic space tranquil and majestic with plenty of space and relics worth investigating.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

I was visiting Minneapolis and decided to take a 10min. walk from my downtown hotel to visit this basilica. So glad that I did! Such a beautiful work of art. Even if you are not a religious or spiritual person, the architecture itself, is breathtaking....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

What a beautiful place to attend a service! There is so much to see and the atmosphere is so peaceful and comforting.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MarshaR202
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The music was very good, people were friendly, and priest had a good attitude. We parked in the garage which was convenient and free.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Roshan R | Reviewed this property |
Mass Schedule July 7-14, 2015 at the Basilica of St. Mary is: Week day Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Chapel, and weekend Masses included Saturday at 5:15 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m... More
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Response from marjiewestmarin_CA | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral was open and we just visited on our own.