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Basilica of St. Mary

88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Very beautiful church.

If you are a tourist and like churches, you should definitely see this one. If this thought never... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Went here with my sister who is Catholic during a vacation. We often go to churches for site... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Asheville, North Carolina
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Nation's First Basilica
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you are a tourist and like churches, you should definitely see this one. If this thought never occurred to you: go here and find out whether you like churches for sight-seeing ;) This one and the Cathedral of St. Paul are definitely the two...More

Thank isilisi
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here with my sister who is Catholic during a vacation. We often go to churches for site seeing. This was the best one I've ever seen. Beautiful. Worth the trip.

Thank lesliekjack
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 24 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 15 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 13 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 8 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 27 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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14 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
30 January 2015|
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Response from marjiewestmarin_CA | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral was open and we just visited on our own.