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St. Mary Basilica

105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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Such a beautiful Basilica! The only one in the state! The picture of Christ as you enter is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Albany, Mississippi
Beautiful Church

This is worth stepping into. The colors and soaring ceiling are stunning. It will remind you of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Cruz, California
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a function here with my family. A very lovely place to see in Natchez. Be sure to stop by.

Thank Niasnaturals828
Reviewed 17 August 2017

What a beautiful church. it is lovely to just sit and have a word with God and feel his presence. It was such a nice stop along our visit.

Thank emerald515
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Whether you stopped to pray or not, the beauty and quiet of this church will lead you to....well worth 15-30 minutes. Don't let outsider de dissuade you.

Thank Llanotraveler
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Take a few moments and treat yourself to the beauty and grandeur of this spectacular church. You will think that you are in Europe. Don't forget to leave a small donation to help preserve the church. (It isn't required or requested, but do it anyway.)

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Loved the stained glass windows! So nice of the church to stay open so you can visit! Nice gardens beside the church!

Thank AlabamaLadybug
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Blue colors dominate the alter area. The large paintings and statuary are lovely. The walls have nice detail as well. A church tour is highly recommended.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

This church is worth the stop. Be sure to pick up the brochure explaining the Stained glass windows when you come in the front doors. Th lady working inside was very helpful and answered any questions we had.

Thank manateejlh
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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