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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 Basilica

Very beautiful, ornate and great place to worship a Catholic mass. Lots of visitors from out of... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Albert L
Los Angeles, California
Beautiful location of my nieces wedding

It was such a nice ceremony and such a beautiful place. They have done a lot of work restoring this... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Colfax, Wisconsin
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88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank nancy85fun
Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 22 October 2016

You don't expect to find enormous basilicas in Minneapolis, but this is a wonderful edifice that is rooted in the European architectural tradition. The interior is magnificently decorated and truly presents an inspirational space to look, to wander, to meditate and to pray. This is...More

Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This church is worth a visit. It has a real European flavor to it. It is walking distance from downtown and across from MN State and Technical College.

Thank Hampstead6111
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A must go for every Catholic and friendly for other visitors as well. It is a place of great beauty with an incredible liturgical experience. There are tours offered after some Masses and secret passages, too!

Thank guillydancer
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is such a beatiful church. The doors were open so I went in and light some candles and felt very draw to sitting in silent prayer. Someone was playing the awesome pipe organ.

Thank LHmann1
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is near and dear to my heart. My father did the restoration of this gorgeous building when I was growing up. There is a great picture of him on the scaffolding. The building itself is dramatic and beautiful. You can almost feel the presence...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by the Basilica on a nice Saturday afternoon. The architecture is exquisite. We took a bunch of pictures outside, and then went in. Inside is even more beautiful than the outside. We enjoyed the quiet and marveled at the altar and ceiling. They...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the most remarkable churches in the Twin City area. Upon entering the Basilica, one immediately feels as if they are entering a church that would be located somewhere in Europe. This huge church has the most beautiful stained-glass windows that one could sit...More

Thank Woody J
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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.