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“Mesmerized”

Basilica of St. Mary
Ranked #15 of 211 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mesmerized”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Visited the beautiful Church for the first time when my parents traveled from India. Very thankful to a kind host who showed us around the place, explained us the architectural significance, the painting, building design etc.

Visited September 2013
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Palm Bay, Florida
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945 reviews
476 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Simply beautful - impressive on the outside and WOW on the inside”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is definitely worth a visit -- about 8 side chapels and the stained glass windows are exceptionally beautiful - old school. Alter is lovely as is the ceiling dome. Looks like it was recently renovated.

Visited July 2014
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Portageville, Missouri
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153 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beautiful Basilica”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Beautiful Basilica within walking distance of Nicollet Mall. It is worth the visit...beautiful stained glass windows and architecture. It is a free attraction and you will not be disappointed. Take your time and take in the beauty of this magnificent building!

Visited May 2014
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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I've passed by the basilica many times, but this was the first time to enter it. It's just as spectacular on the inside as on the outside. We went for the 11AM mass & stayed afterwards to enjoy the basilica. A tour is offered after every mass. The mass had beautiful music. Also, there was a wide variety of dress--everything from people in their "Sunday best" to more casual jeans.

Visited May 2014
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Houston, Texas
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489 reviews
223 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Church hound”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

I have to admit I love churches. I visit them all over the world from Texas to New York from California to South Carolina. If you enjoy architecture and design you need to see this church. The design is amazing and I love the resurrection theme.

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