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Basilica of St. Mary

88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Beautiful old cathedral

If you like big, beautiful, old cathedrals, you will definitely like this place. It rivals many of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beautiful cathedral

very large and beautiful cathedral, fine detail, old world charm, peaceful and quite impressive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nation's First Basilica
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88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like big, beautiful, old cathedrals, you will definitely like this place. It rivals many of the European cathedrals in beauty, if not in size. The ministry here has always served a downtown population, and tends to be very left-wing. Easter and Christmas services...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

very large and beautiful cathedral, fine detail, old world charm, peaceful and quite impressive. Would be interested in attending mass.

Thank gooberama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is so beautiful and peaceful. Worth the visit whilst in Minneapolis about a twenty minutes walk from the leows hotel and across the road from the sculpture garden

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 5 October 2017

While not the cathedral (St. Paul's is) this other catholic church is also very impressive. The Byzantine style of the basilica does make it a bit dark and "heavy." Nevertheless, it is worth a visit.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 24 September 2017

nice stop at basilica in Minneapolis. the educational staff gave us the history of the church and it connection to the area and people.

Thank lenniej2015
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This basilica is truly awesome! We attended a mass on Sunday morning and it was very well attended. We did a tour afterwards. The basilica is awe inspiring. Highly recommend a visit. A real treasure.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

You do not have to be Catholic to enjoy and appreciate this lovely Church in downtown Minneapolis. They have lots of activities for members throughout the year/weeks. Sunday masses are nice and relaxing. It is an old school church - pretty classic - but still...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful building. Free parking. The bells that ring before Mass are stunning. It was hard to pay attention to the priest, because the building is a piece of art.

Thank SavvyTravelsUSA
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I started going to this church in 1982 and the 11:00 am mass is the best mass because it has a quartet that plays beautiful music.

Thank simplyhot
Reviewed 28 August 2017

If asked to choose which Church to visit betwen Basilica of St Mary and Cathedral of St Paul, most would say St Paul. Most would also also say to visit both as much as possible. The basilica is amazing in it's own right and would...More

Thank patlv23
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14 May 2015|
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Response from Roshan R | Reviewed this property |
Mass Schedule July 7-14, 2015 at the Basilica of St. Mary is: Week day Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Chapel, and weekend Masses included Saturday at 5:15 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m... More
Heather B
30 January 2015|
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Response from marjiewestmarin_CA | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral was open and we just visited on our own.