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St. Mary Basilica

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Address: 105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
Phone Number: +1 601-445-5616
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08:00 - 16:15
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:15
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the...

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.

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Over 100 years of Beautiful Art in the area!

St Mary's is a great spiritual place for quite reflection with beautiful statuary and art. A must see while in Natchez!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Natchez, Mississippi
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The stop by to just look at the beauty is worth the time and effort. Glad someone mentioned it to us to do.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Mary's is a great spiritual place for quite reflection with beautiful statuary and art. A must see while in Natchez!

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Thank 911robina10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Mass the Sunday we were in town. The congregation is very welcoming to visitors. The Basilica is gorgeous . A must see for anyone visiting Natchez.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intricate detail makes this Basilica inspirational and beautiful. It is generally open and is worth visiting.

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Thank IdeaSeeker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open to the public, worth the visit beautifully appointed architecture sporting old world charm. Stained glass and much more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautifully maintained church. There are pamphlets at the entrance describing the Basilica. The workmanship and stained glass were great.

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Thank racinee
Bastrop
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free to enter and look around. The inside is beautiful, beautiful gardens behind the building also. Free parking. Located near shops and restaurants .

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Thank Donald G
Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was stunned at how beautiful this place is. Gorgeous artwork. Lots of statues and stained glass. Nice place to pray and rest.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found an afternoon to tour local churches and it was a highlight of the trip. St. Mary's is perhaps the most beautiful church I have ever seen. It is an awesome experience and not to be missed while in Natchez.

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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can anyone say the church and grounds are breathtaking. It is very well maintained the stained glass windows are magnificent. No matter what religion you are this is worth a stop

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