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St. Mary Basilica

105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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Beautiful basilica

We walked around town, visited several churches and museums. The stained glass, statues and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AnconAnne
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Mobile, Alabama
Beautiful church

Stop by and see this beautiful church. The stained glass windows are wonderful. Hopefully, Philip... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
James R
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
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105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
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+1 601-445-5616
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked around town, visited several churches and museums. The stained glass, statues and architecture of St. Mary's are beautiful.

Thank AnconAnne
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stop by and see this beautiful church. The stained glass windows are wonderful. Hopefully, Philip will be there to tell you all about it!

Thank James R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

St. Mary's Basilica is a beautiful cathedral. The stained glass was made by the Tiffany company and is gorgeous. The statues of the saints are incredible, and you can learn much of the Bible from the artwork. There is an elevator, so those with mobility...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

a piece of local history. lovely classic church building. worth stopping and refreshing your heart and soul.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are walking around town take a peak in very impressive. The glass stained windows and the history of the church proves people can make all kinds of things happen.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 4 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 May 15, 2018

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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Lauren C
April 8, 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
August 22, 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
May 19, 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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