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Basilica of St. Mary

88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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20171215

Absolutely beautiful, couldn't find any history or real information on it. Would have enjoyed more... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Geoffrey V
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Sioux Falls
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Beautiful old cathedral

If you like big, beautiful, old cathedrals, you will definitely like this place. It rivals many of... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
jscopper
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Madison
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88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
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+1 612-333-1381
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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, couldn't find any history or real information on it. Would have enjoyed more knowing the history and maybe early pictures.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

If you like big, beautiful, old cathedrals, you will definitely like this place. It rivals many of the European cathedrals in beauty, if not in size. The ministry here has always served a downtown population, and tends to be very left-wing. Easter and Christmas services...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

very large and beautiful cathedral, fine detail, old world charm, peaceful and quite impressive. Would be interested in attending mass.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This is so beautiful and peaceful. Worth the visit whilst in Minneapolis about a twenty minutes walk from the leows hotel and across the road from the sculpture garden

Thank Lesley F
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

While not the cathedral (St. Paul's is) this other catholic church is also very impressive. The Byzantine style of the basilica does make it a bit dark and "heavy." Nevertheless, it is worth a visit.

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

nice stop at basilica in Minneapolis. the educational staff gave us the history of the church and it connection to the area and people.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

This basilica is truly awesome! We attended a mass on Sunday morning and it was very well attended. We did a tour afterwards. The basilica is awe inspiring. Highly recommend a visit. A real treasure.

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

You do not have to be Catholic to enjoy and appreciate this lovely Church in downtown Minneapolis. They have lots of activities for members throughout the year/weeks. Sunday masses are nice and relaxing. It is an old school church - pretty classic - but still...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Beautiful building. Free parking. The bells that ring before Mass are stunning. It was hard to pay attention to the priest, because the building is a piece of art.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I started going to this church in 1982 and the 11:00 am mass is the best mass because it has a quartet that plays beautiful music.

Thank DavidAfricano
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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
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Response from marjiewestmarin_CA | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral was open and we just visited on our own.
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