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Address: 88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
Phone Number:
+1 612-333-1381
06:30 - 17:00
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Sun 06:30 - 19:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:30

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Amazing Mass and afternoon Vespers! The congregational is so devout and participation is awesome. I wish we lived here to go every week.

Reviewed 27 March 2017
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing Mass and afternoon Vespers! The congregational is so devout and participation is awesome. I wish we lived here to go every week.

Thank rdjsa123
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The basilica seemed to be closed, but the imense building was open...nobody there....beautifull church, the style we Europe like!

Thank jvisserthooft
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The first basilica in the United States. Beautiful stained glass throughout. The statues surrounding the altar are majestic. We were lucky enough to attend Sunday morning mass.

Thank Angi_Luis
New Jersey
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went to mass there on Sunday and then stayed for a tour. The tour was excellent - lots of interesting things we learned on this tour! So glad we made time to go here!

Thank Karen31462
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I know every major city has one but I think these beautiful old churches are still worth exploring. The Basilica of Mary stands as a gateway to downtown Minneapolis just off Highway 94. The interior is not elaborate or ostentatious but classically beautiful. The larger than life statues and colorful stained-glass windows are worth the effort to find parking and... More 

Thank GARuss
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you are a tourist and like churches, you should definitely see this one. If this thought never occurred to you: go here and find out whether you like churches for sight-seeing ;) This one and the Cathedral of St. Paul are definitely the two must-sees in the Twin Cities. Another plus: Loring Park, the Sculpture Garden, and the Walker... More 

Thank isilisi
Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Went here with my sister who is Catholic during a vacation. We often go to churches for site seeing. This was the best one I've ever seen. Beautiful. Worth the trip.

Thank lesliekjack
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Very beautiful, ornate and great place to worship a Catholic mass. Lots of visitors from out of town but there's ample parking in a lot next to the church.

Thank Albert L
Colfax, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

It was such a nice ceremony and such a beautiful place. They have done a lot of work restoring this beautiful old building and they are still doing a little work. As a Catholic I really enjoyed seeing the Basilica and the wedding ceremony was amazing.

Thank nancy85fun
Mandan, North Dakota
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was a 2 for 1. Get to see a beautiful basilica and celebrate mass. What a gift! The people are so welcoming and nice. The architecture and stained glass is a true site to see.

Thank mkng701

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