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St. Mary Basilica

105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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This is a beautiful church and if you are in Natchez, it is a must to see. It is such a peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rodney L

Beautiful..this is a must see when visiting Natchez. The stain glass is beautiful---one word sums... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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

This is a beautiful church and if you are in Natchez, it is a must to see. It is such a peaceful place, light a candle and say a prayer if you want or just enjoy the architecture and beauty!

Thank Rodney L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful..this is a must see when visiting Natchez. The stain glass is beautiful---one word sums it up---breathtaking

Thank denisehlee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lovely exterior is only an introduction to the awe inspiring interior. Definitely worth a visit when in Natchez.

Thank 92braves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic Catholic church in the downtown part of Natchez. Interesting interior with vaulted ceiling and many fine stained glass windows.

Thank z8ek2ce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our trip to Italy last year filled with many visits to incredible cathedrals, we weren't expecting much in Natchez, MS. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful St Mary's is. It's beautiful and humble all at the same time. My favorite feature is the...More

Thank 17scarlet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to be walking around and noticed this church. As we entered our eyes were amazed at the old world feeling. The statues and stained glass windows were awe inspiring. The workmanship was masterful and it was so peaceful to sit and soak in...More

Thank 477ralphe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly beautiful architecture! It was one of the most peaceful places we toured and was truly breathtaking!

Thank Erick L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful stained glass windows, an impressive organ, and trompe l'oeil finishes that are truly masterful. You have to touch the walls to be sure they are not three-dimensional.

Thank Melissa E
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This church is breathtaking and a great place to visit.The inside is so humbling and takes your breath away.

Thank Marsha G
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Saw this church on the way to somewhere else. This church is beautiful on the inside and has prayer garden in the back. Just loved it.

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