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St. Mary's Basilica

1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3, Canada
+1 902-423-4116
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We were wandering around the city when we came upon this church. We were delighted to find that we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon M
Abingdon, Maryland
Very stunning church and good Mass experience

We attended Saturday evening Mass. What a stunning church. We booked a tour of the church for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wendy S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“stained glass” (17 reviews)
“old church” (13 reviews)
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1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-423-4116
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were wandering around the city when we came upon this church. We were delighted to find that we could go inside for a visit. It was rather dark inside so I was not able to take any pictures but this is a lovely place...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended Saturday evening Mass. What a stunning church. We booked a tour of the church for after mass and the young man who hosted the tour was excellent. He was very professional and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history of this church....More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating architecture and perhaps religious significance. We were walking around the downtown looking at the historic preservation efforts and came upon the church, great efforts have been taken to preserve the building.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Restful and quiet stop to pray and reflect. Beautiful artwork and worth the stop on the way down the hill back to town or your cruise ship.

Thank JoAnn S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We went to mass here and struck up a conversation with an usher who very kindly showed us around the church. His pride in the facility was amazing.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Didn't stay too long because there was a Mass going on. Inside side and out was just inspirational. Make sure there isn't a mass going on so you could walk around the inside of the church.

Thank Marina H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the church on Monday. It's a nice size very open and lots of stain glass windows. Had stopped in and mass going on . It was very peaceful. Stayed afterwards and looked at the complete church

Thank Becky V
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The design and architecture, coupled with the stained glass windows, make this a worthwhile place to visit and meditate.

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Originally constructed of wood, it was replaced by a stone structure beginning in 1820.The facade and 189 foot spire are built entirely of granite. The interior has impressive columns, a vaulted ceiling, and numerous wonderful stained glass windows.

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a historic site but also a place of worship open to the public. We were able to attend Mass on Saturday evening. The music was way over done to our liking. Good sound system and helpful ushers.

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Karen M
11 March 2017|
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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 Codiak! | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 8:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30 daily.