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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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Beautiful and peaceful Catholic Basilica-NOT to MISS

Many attractions and places are within walking distance from the cruise ships' terminal. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gaetano A
Malton, United Kingdom

When in Halifax do get a walking map, this church and numerous sites are in easy walking distance... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Dyer, Indiana
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1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-423-4116
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many attractions and places are within walking distance from the cruise ships' terminal. This basilica is one of Halifax's attractions. It is a Gothic Revival Catholic cathedral and a National Historic Site which is located in downtown at Spring Garden Road. This cathedral is the...More

Thank Gaetano A
Reviewed 24 November 2017

When in Halifax do get a walking map, this church and numerous sites are in easy walking distance from the cruise pier. This church is visually interesting both inside and out. So do stop in and walk around. As always, do go on the web...More

Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 31 October 2017

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 20 October 2017

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 15 October 2017

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 13 October 2017

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 5 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 2 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 15 September 2017

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

Thank Explorer100
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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
12 January 2015|
Response from Codiak! | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 8:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30 daily.