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St. Mary Basilica

105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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Breathtaking inside and outside!

The hands that built this place of worship surely were blessed. And the statues are exquisite in... read more

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baritonebilly
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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relaxation and history of Natchez

What a beautiful church, the alters, stained glass windows and figurines are amazing. The church is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lee O
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Republic, United States
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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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“stained glass” (27 reviews)
“awe inspiring” (8 reviews)
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105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
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+1 601-445-5616
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The hands that built this place of worship surely were blessed. And the statues are exquisite in detail and beauty. You follow the events leading to Christ’s crucifixion in the stained glass windows. We bought the booklet about the basilica next door in the office...More

Thank baritonebilly
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a beautiful church, the alters, stained glass windows and figurines are amazing. The church is always open and no fees.

Thank Lee O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't need more than a half hour to see the Basilica. Beautiful stained glass and architecture. The facility has been kept up so well that it is hard to believe it is more than 150 years old!

Thank Ginny Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about this basilica so we stopped to see it. There is no admission. It is a very beautiful place. It is quiet, so if you want to sit awhile you can.

Thank sdd50
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is definitely worth the visit. It has beautiful windows and awesome characters and statues throughout. The workmanship is not something you will see everyday. Definitely would recommend a stop to see this while in Natchez.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

we found the church by accident, noticed it on the skyline while wandering around the city and just had to get a closer look. it was well worth the stop, it is absolutely surreal looking.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Tour the grounds and the church itself. You'll be surrounded by elegance and history. Perfect place for photos and memories.

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Take a moment for quiet meditation during your visit to Natchez. St. Mary's offers a restful break from your sight-seeing tours yet fills your soul with architectural wonders. Amen!

1  Thank Clare C
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We stopped in and were in awe of this beautiful cathedral. You would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful one in all of Europe.It is breath taking.

Thank 419lorik
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

It is well worth a stop to view the interior of the lovely, historic St. Mary's Basilica in Natchez. The painted walls and ceilings are gorgeous - and do walk to the outer walls to look closely at the trompe d'oeil which is among the...More

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Lauren C
8 April 2018|
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Response from sandylindsay | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I had a look at their website and it makes mention of a number of different " church services." Not being a Catholic, I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for. If you are in the city, it would be worth calling in to... More
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ADelgado2014
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.
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jgay0516
20 May 2017|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as there are not services being held
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