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Cathedral of St. Paul

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Address: 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1811
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+1 651-228-1766
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a...

This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a splendid interior of six chapels, imported marble columns, large statues of the four evangelists and beautiful rose windows.

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This is a very dramatic, huge building. We had some time to spare so decided to see if it was open. While less ornate and younger that much of what Europe has to offer, it is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very dramatic, huge building. We had some time to spare so decided to see if it was open. While less ornate and younger that much of what Europe has to offer, it is truly beautiful and interesting. I just wish I'd been able to attend a mass when the big pipe organ was playing. Some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to Minneapolis area many many times but have never took the time to stop by. Simply breathtaking! Definitely worth a stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Consider ourselves on the expert side in appreciating Cathedrals and St. Paul's doesn't lose out in comparison to any I can remember all around the World ? Whilst not the biggest (size ain't everything ,right ?) it is a typical Catholic location, command the Heights !! Makes the State Capitol Building look paltry ! Interior & finish are beautiful ,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathedral ranks highly along with major cathedrals throughout the United States and much of Europe and Mexico. I often take first-time visitors there, and they are always impressed. The St Paul Cathdral has a rich history, and it is well worth taking an organized tour or reading up on its past before you visit. Though a great deal of... More 

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Litchfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was actually baptized here in 1962. I have not attended mass here in years, but love going in the cathedral for the architectural beauty of the building and for the atmosphere. Incredible building.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome architecture. Beautiful statures , historical gates, each with a story. Well worth a visit if you want a feel of of what St Peters in Rome is like. For history buffs, art afficiendos and religious folk and all sightseers.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped in for about 15 min after visiting the James J Hill house across the street. The architecture is incredible and the stained glass and ceilings are truly amazing.

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Eastman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we were in town we toured the Cathedral, it was amazing! Decked out for Christmas and soft music playing while we were there. A must see if you are in town.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Cathedral of St.Paul is simple magnificent. Completed a century ago, through the vision of Archbishop Ireland and the generosity of the Hill family (Empire builder James J Hill and his son Louis) -- it is no small tribute to the enterprise and spiritual zeal of Scot and Irish immigrants. Even one not schooled in classical architecture, or a member... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Possibly one of the largest Cathedrals in the United States and had no idea it would be in St. Paul. Better than St. Pat's in New York or Holy Name in Chicago. Absolutely striking.

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