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St. Mary's Basilica

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2nd Oldest church in Canada

Beautiful church, went to Mass, choir was excellent, beautiful stained glass windows (originals... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kenneth O
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Beautiful church in historic Halifax. Fairly recent construction (for Canada) but good to visit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful church, went to Mass, choir was excellent, beautiful stained glass windows (originals blown out in the Great Explosion). Nice way to spend a Sunday morning.

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful church in historic Halifax. Fairly recent construction (for Canada) but good to visit. Try to find a quiet time to enjoy and learn about the history of hte place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Neo-Gothic Cathedral, a national historic site. Built in 1820 and extensively renovated in the 1860's, this church has stood at the heart of Halifax for almost 200 years. The existing stained glass windows were installed in 1920, after the original windows were blown out...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

..we enjoyed a brief stroll around the Basilica, and found it to be very serene, almost pristine, and with wonderful glass windows. I guess we’ve been spoilt with some of the Basilicas we’ve been to, such as Montreal’s, and it wasn’t up to that standard...More

Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in to escape the heat and found ourselves in the middle of an about-to-begin wedding - embarrassing! Slipped into the side prayer area that was open to the public and being the good Catholic that I am, lit my candle and contemplated life...More

Thank CalgaryFamilyTravels
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We felt most welcome during Sunday morning's Mass at the Basilica. It is a beautiful basilica and is in walking distance from the area hotels.

Thank Kathy33853
Reviewed 9 August 2018

If you can take a few minutes to visit this historic gem you won't be disappointed. Just BEAUTIFUL! The surrounding area offers additional historic sites - if you are on a pilgrimage or just a history buff you will appreciate the beauty of this area.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the historical church in city. It's in downtown and within city limits. Having wheelchair access and ample space . We could attend couple of mass here, it was a good time. Only sad part is the less participation of people for...More

Thank SoniThomas
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The history in the Basilica is amazing as is the architecture. A beatuful pipe organ and stunning stained glass windows.

Thank RBDriscoll
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Very pretty church both inside and outside. Church was open to take pictures inside or attend a service.

Thank Amanda S
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Karen M
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Response from kat_ledermueller | Reviewed this property |
Lord's Day Mass Saturday @ 4:00pm Sunday @ 7:30am, 10:30am & 5:00pm Weekday Mass Monday - Friday @ 12:15pm & 5:15pm Saturday @ 12:15pm
28 July 2016|
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Response from nwaynesworld | Reviewed this property |
15 +/- minute walk (1 +/- km). Some uphill walking. Worth the walk.
Glenn C
13 January 2015|
Response from GlobeTrotting809621 | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 8:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30 daily.