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St. Anthony of Padua Church

1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-2024
+1 508-993-1691
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Masterpiece of the old world like in Italy or Spain

This church is to me the most beautiful in the New England States, it is if you are in the European... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helia d
Must see!

This is a beautiful church, I have attended many services there...if you go to the early mass, to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New Bedford, MA
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1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-2024
+1 508-993-1691
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This church is to me the most beautiful in the New England States, it is if you are in the European old churches and I have seen tons. Many, many years ago they wanted it to be a Basilica. I was married here and they...More

Thank Helia d
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful church, I have attended many services there...if you go to the early mass, to sit and watch the sun rise and stream through the stained glass windows...well, it's just very spiritual.

Thank BigMama0369
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the 10:30 mass and had a wonderful, unique experience. We arrived a little early and my husband was wondering if we could see the choir loft. As we were standing there, a woman invited us up and as we were walking up.the stairs...More

Thank Virginia V
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Absolutely ASTOUNDING , in every way. A beautiful grand cathedral built by the nickels and dimes of early French immigrants to this New Bedford neighborhood. Awe-inspiring, inside and out (especially INSIDE).

Thank Larry A
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I had gone to a mass for a funeral and was quite impressed with the inside of this church, really beautiful. If you are interested in beautiful churches check this one out.

Thank middleboro
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is a catholic church that is beautiful inside. It has a lot of history. Please visit you will be amazed

Thank drobit6812
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten path, this historic gem is a must see for an East Coast cultural tourist that loves architectural marvels. It is often locked, so call ahead or simply knock on the parish office door to have the attendant open it for you. Aside...More

1  Thank Jeanette R
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This without a doubt is one of the most beautiful churches in the country. When you step inside it's like a view of heaven , with all the angels and the most amazing picturesque religious scene above the altar. Wonderful stained glass windows. Christmas concerts...More

Thank theajenna
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very ornate church with an European look Interior has been excellently maintained Went there for Sunday mass

Thank davidanddonna1976
Reviewed 23 August 2016

When you walk through the narthex and down the aisle, you will *know* you are in a holy place of worship. Everything about this church is incredibly beautiful, from the leaded stained glass windows to the three dimensional altar backdrop to the more-than-life-sized angels that...More

Thank Eric B
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