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St. Cecilia's Cathedral

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Address: 701 North 40 Street, Omaha, NE 68131

Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style...

Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style cathedral, which contains stained-glass windows from the 16th century.

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Beautiful Cathedral

This is a beautiful church/cathedral built in the Spanish style. Its interior is amazing. If you can visit when they are having a scheduled tour, you will get a great dal out of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Waterloo, Nebraska
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Waterloo, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church/cathedral built in the Spanish style. Its interior is amazing. If you can visit when they are having a scheduled tour, you will get a great dal out of it. I don't think you will find a better example of church architecture within 1000 miles.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Since this Cathedral was listed among the top 20 places to visit in Omaha and since we had already visited most of the top ten, we thought we’d stop by. Along with historic homes, my wife and I try to visit historic churches as part of our road trips. While certainly a very stately building with an interesting external appearance,... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you enjoy older Catholic cathedrals with all the ornateness, statues, altar etc. this is a place to visit. Magnificent stained glass windows, large pipe organ. The ceiling height alone is simply amazing. You sh/ enjoy. Happy trails

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This structure is now also considered a 'basilica'. The grandeur of St. Cecilia's can be overpowering at first; the main sanctuary is flanked by smaller chapels. And the Cathedral Arts Project offers many wonderful special events throughout the year...my favorite being the annual flower show in January. One doesn't have to be Catholic or even 'religious' to appreciate the beauty... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This Cathedral takes you back to a time of real beauty and grace of architecture. It is a place of wonderful contemplation and peace. It is of major historical significance to theis area of the country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

St. Cecilia's is a must see so amazing. The ceilings are painted and the magnitude of the stone work is just beautiful. Very peaceful.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Don't see the big deal. We've visited lots of beautiful churches, in the Americas and Europe, and this one didn't look like anything special. Of course, most churches in the USA are modern and quite boring architecturally, so this one must seem pretty impressive to people who haven't been around to many others. Far more interesting to look at are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The architecture, stained glass, the pipe organ, pews, stained glass-this is a special place! There are so many events here throughout the year, and each time I have been inside the Cathedral I leave filled with peace!

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Lester Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

As a family, we like to visit cathedrals for the grand architecture. Well my wife and I love it and the kids...well, I don't care what they think about it:). It is a beautiful building, great stained glass and glorious wood carvings and altars.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stopped in on a Monday to say a quick prayer. The architecture is beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.

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