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“Beautiful cathedral.”
Review of St. Mary Basilica

St. Mary Basilica
Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We spent just a few minutes in the basilica, but what we saw was beautiful. The stained glass windows are amazing, as is the exterior.

Thank ArdyT
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

I was not aware that is was not open for tours. However, I did glance in and it was worth it. Wish it was open for guided tours.

1  Thank cmerchant1977
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The church was simply beautiful. It would have been nice if someone would have been there to give some information about the details. There were LOTS of intricate details all through out and though it was interesting, I'm sure it would have been a lot more interesting to know what everything represented. There is a garden just outside that when I first realized was there I was excited to see it, but it was underwhelming.

1  Thank Wendy T
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Incredible testament to beauty and faith with unique carvings, stained glass windows featuring lesser known saints and stunning architecture.

1  Thank Barbara D
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

A beautiful, breathtaking interior awaits! The first time there, I didn't follow the mass at all! Your eyes dart to some of the most beautiful craftsmanship you will ever behold! Really enjoy visiting this grand Basilica and had a great evening listening to Handels Messiah during the Christmas season.

Thank Gerard L
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