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Address: 88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
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+1 612-333-1381
06:30 - 17:00
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Sun 06:30 - 19:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:30

nation's first basilica

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Gorgeus place to find peace

I love this basilica, the place is beautiful, peaceful. People is really friendly and the mass services are very nice. I usted to go very frequent when living in Minneapolis, even... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Cancun, Mexico
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Cancun, Mexico
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

I love this basilica, the place is beautiful, peaceful. People is really friendly and the mass services are very nice. I usted to go very frequent when living in Minneapolis, even if you are not catholic worth the trip to go!

Thank Viviancita
Moore, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The cathedral is amazing! The grounds are well maintained. Loved the details and design that incorporate the catholic religion as well as how quiet it is in here between services. I would love to experience a service here!

Thank mrt0903
Fairfax, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Gorgeous inside and out. Worth going inside for the beautiful stain glass windows. Nice feel inside.

Thank Stacey B
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

What an example of gorgeous architecture. It's especially lovely at Christmas time, with the decorations and the choir and the beautiful Christmas music. The only drawback is the parking and the distance and darkness at an evening concert. I would have someone pick you up!

1 Thank Sally C
Whitby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We spent about an hour walking through and could just fell the history. Words & pictures can't describe this place. A must see when in MN!

Thank miwelsh
Morehead City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral. We were worried that it would not be open on a week day, but the doors were unlocked. Pictures are permitted and people are welcomed to come and pray. Very spiritually moving.

Thank Catholicgurl
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This was the first Basilica in N America. I am not a follower of that religion, however, I do admire the contribution the Basilica make to our community. The pipe organ is not to be missed. Attend a concert if you can. Are you a friend of Bill W? The Saturday Night Live meetings are the best in the city.... More 

1 Thank Deborah S
Warner Robins, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I took a hundred pics in the church, but none of them can truly convey the beauty of that establishment. The stained glass was almost surreal. The colors were striking and bold. The architecture was remarkable. I'm all out of adjectives right now, so I'll end by saying it's the most majestic church I have ever seen. Definitely worth a... More 

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

One of the best sites we toured. It was beautiful. Churches are not built like this in Texas. It was truly amazing.

Thank Veronica C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

You can not miss this church coming in on 94. it is so huge and full of beauty. The inside will take your breath away. if you get the chance to visit I totally recommend it

Thank Sbond001234

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