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Basilica of St. Mary

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Beautiful church

The architecture is stunning. The grounds are beautiful. There was a wedding going on when we were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful architecture! I am planning to return once renovations are complete. Make sure to check... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sally c
Marinette, Wisconsin
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88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The architecture is stunning. The grounds are beautiful. There was a wedding going on when we were there and it was amazing to watch. Candles are available to light for a very nominal fee. I did not see a gift shop. I would highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture! I am planning to return once renovations are complete. Make sure to check the schedule beforehand so you can go inside.

Thank sally c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short visit to the Basilica. The windows are so beautiful. Built in a European style it's worth a short visit. Peaceful and calm. There is a parking lot next to the church.

1  Thank JLC_57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to Sunday Mass at the Basilica, and found the eventhough the building is large, the attendees were welcoming. The usher in charge at the 9:30 mass approached us to act as helpers to bring up the gifts of bread and wine...More

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant architecture. A very calm serene church that you really should visit. The inside is unimaginable until you see it.

2  Thank hkustrg
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Beautiful Basilica. We took a quick 30 minute trip around the basilica and was in awe of the beautiful architecture and the stained glass windows. Well worth the stop.

1  Thank Tracy O
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Basilica of St. Mary is truly impressive. The architecture is amazing. It was an easy walk from downtown.

1  Thank Duane M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Visited the Basilica as a break during my visit to the Loring Park Art Festival across the street. The Basilica is a majestic and beautiful worship space both inside and out. The architecture and artwork is amazing. You feel very serene and peaceful while walking...More

1  Thank djpick
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I have visited many basilia's around the world, and this one ranks with the best. Certainly one of the very best I have seen in this country. They have done a fantastic job maintaining this historic building and it is definitely worth popping in to...More

1  Thank Bethoresen
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely spend some time in this historic building. It is beautiful! I appreciated the ability to walk around and view the stained glass windows, religious statues, and spend time in prayer.

1  Thank randall1025
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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.