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St. Mary Basilica

105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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A must see in Natchez

This Basillaca is breath takingly beautiful. The craftsmanship, stained glass windows, and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jasper, Georgia
Instantly awe struck

This is by far the most beautiful cathedral I've ever been in. As soon as my wife and I walked in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jared M
Houma, Louisiana
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Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community today. The construction of this place of worship was begun in 1842 as the Cathedral of the newly established Diocese of Natchez. The St. Mary congregation takes pride in the basilica's colorful and prayerful setting, and welcomes visitors from near and distant places. The city of Natchez, on the Mississippi River and the birthplace of Mississippi, is a tourist destination because of its historic ante-bellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also ante-bellum, is the city's central landmark.
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105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This Basillaca is breath takingly beautiful. The craftsmanship, stained glass windows, and the statuary rivals European cathedrals. The photograph does not capture the scope of it's size. Tour all the antebellum mansions you can, but don't miss the Basillica!

Thank ssimpson316
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the most beautiful cathedral I've ever been in. As soon as my wife and I walked in we were awe struck. No one was inside. Just the two of us; and it was a very serene calm. The architecture and statues...More

Thank Jared M
Reviewed 1 week ago

walk through the Basilica, it will only take a few minutes to see an extraordinarily beautiful place.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interior is definitely worth seeing as it's such a beautiful design and so well mainitained. It must be a pleasure to worship there.

Thank Rodney D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Smaller than expected, but beautiful nonetheless. Worth a visit for Mass or just to look around or to say a prayer.

Thank Dean T
Reviewed 27 September 2017

While in Natchez for a couple of days seeing ante bellum houses, my wife and I took some time out to walk into an see the St. Mary Basilica. It was very impressive. There are many beautiful stained glass windows and the contrast of the...More

Thank MaroonDawg67
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This was a quick stop as they do not have guided tours. You just go in and look around. Beautiful stained glass!

Thank Shiree T
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Such a beautiful Basilica! The only one in the state! The picture of Christ as you enter is amazing, literally takes your breath!

Thank teresadoyle1
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is worth stepping into. The colors and soaring ceiling are stunning. It will remind you of Europe and old beauty there.

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The altar area is all marble. This church is beautiful on the level of European churches. There was a woman from the church explaining things when we walked in randomly on a weekday.

Thank meandros
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23 August 2017|
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Response from AlabamaLadybug | Reviewed this property |
We visited on a week day early afternoon. We were the only ones there but as we were leaving a family was coming in to visit.
20 May 2017|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as there are not services being held