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Basilica of St. Mary

88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Despite me having seen many, many basilicas in my life, the Basilica of St. Mary very much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Christmas mass

Beautiful church on south end of downtown Mpls. Well worth the stop to look inside if you enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom P
Wausau, Wisconsin
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Despite me having seen many, many basilicas in my life, the Basilica of St. Mary very much impressed me - unexpectedly so! We were fortunate enough to listen to someone play the organ, which was beautiful. The art in the basilica is gorgeous, and the...More

Thank Melmelmar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church on south end of downtown Mpls. Well worth the stop to look inside if you enjoy churches or just great architecture. Peaceful place with beautiful Christmas mass that included stunning choir and music. Lots of parking along streets and under highway that crosses...More

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had no trouble finding parking, even though we went on a Sunday afternoon. There was a great view of Saint Paul when we climb the steps in the front. In conclusion it was a beautiful visit and I will be going back again when...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you appreciate the beauty of Romanesque architecture, stained glass windows, tradition of the Catholic worship, a must to include in your trip to Minneapolis. High Mass is inspirational.

Thank jam5180
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently saw the Messiah performed here by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra. What a perfect setting for this. The cathedral is not overly massive, but has amazing detail and in beautifully balanced. We'd recently been to Notre Dame in Paris, and this seems like...More

Thank SonofAslan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, couldn't find any history or real information on it. Would have enjoyed more knowing the history and maybe early pictures.

Thank Geoffrey V
Reviewed 14 November 2017

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

Thank jscopper
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

Thank gooberama
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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
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13 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
29 January 2015|
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Response from marjiewestmarin_CA | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral was open and we just visited on our own.