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St. Mary Basilica

105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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Beautiful Stations of the Cross

A very beautiful church, which was quiet and empty when we visited on a weekday. The views outside... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Littleton, Colorado
via mobile
A special and peaceful place

This beautiful cathedral has a long and interesting history. upon entering the church you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loudon, Tennessee
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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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“attend mass” (5 reviews)
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105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very beautiful church, which was quiet and empty when we visited on a weekday. The views outside were as impressive as the decor inside. I was most impressed with the details on all of the stations of the cross, taking the time to view...More

Thank Travelgurl1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful cathedral has a long and interesting history. upon entering the church you are struck by the beautiful large painting of the crucifixion and the Sorrowful Mother Mary. The statues and stained glass windows of the saints are exquisite. See this spiritual and wonderful...More

Thank matmul45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

30 minutes of peace in downtown Natchez. The interior of the church is beautiful, the colors brilliant. We especially enjoyed the Bishop's Gardens out back.

Thank colorado71
Reviewed 6 January 2018

having passed by this church many times before, this trip we went in. was glad we did, it was beautiful inside and the stained glass windows are some of the best i have seen, even in europe.

Thank Shelbydee
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A must see. This cathedral is beautiful! Be sure to tour the grounds around the cathedral also. Lots of beautiful, old trees and fountains.

Thank DeliBwy
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this beautiful Basilica on Christmas morning. There's a small park with a fountain behind the building itself that's quite nice for some quiet contemplation. Definitely worth a stop to appreciate its beautiful interior and to snap a picture or two of the exterior....More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 30 December 2017

When in town walk into St Mary Basilica and walk the grounds. Worth every minute of your time !!! Construction began on this church prior to the Civil War..

Thank John R
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The Basilica is a beautiful place of worship and is a large historical component in Natchez. Note first off that tours are not allowed during Mass: M-Sat 8am, Sun 10am. There are pamphlets in the entry way for the self guided tour and explanation of...More

Thank Firegirl834
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and i visit churches every time we travel somewhere new. This church did not disappoint, it is beautiful.

Thank lee c
Reviewed 24 December 2017

The beautiful and airy church with the many fine details was the perfect place to spend some time at Christmas Eve. Little girls in their finest clothes were kneeling before the altar - whispering excited - and maybe, just maybe they were thinking of something...More

Thank Mogeltoft
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22 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.
19 May 2017|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as there are not services being held