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“A great place for a quiet repose when touring Halifax”

St. Mary's Basilica
Ranked #19 of 137 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
British Columbia, Canada
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868 reviews
425 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
“A great place for a quiet repose when touring Halifax”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Centrally located this basilica is a great spot to take a break from a walking tour of downtown Halifax. The granite structure is impressive as is the beautiful stained glass.

Visited August 2014
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Barrie, Canada
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103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“Divine simplicity”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This church is simplistic in its design . It does not possess the splendour of other basilicas and cathedrals . However it does have a wonderful pipe organ and the acoustics are magnificent. The location is great if one is staying down town Halifax. It is onle a few minutes walking from the waterfront.

Visited July 2014
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
89 attraction reviews
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“Ornate”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Ideal for quiet reflection during a day of tourism. Ornate by Anglican standards of course but welcoming and substantial.

Visited July 2014
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Trinidad
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230 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Gothic”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This Basilica is another Gothic one built during that era as churches were at the time. It is worth the view. We had a quick look in 2010. There was no one in attendance to elaborate on the History.

Visited September 2013
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67 reviews
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“Spectacular church!”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

My Dad and I stopped here for Sunday mass. What a beautiful and spiritual church this is with lots of history. A parishioner gave us a historical pamphlet and spoke about some additional historical facts before leading us to seat. Just beautiful.

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