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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!

There is so much to view inside this lovely basilica. From the beautiful windows to the Stations of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary Kathryn H
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fort walton beach florida
Absoutely beautiful

A must see while in Natchez. This is the only Basilica in Mississippi. There is a self guide in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diane S
,
Steens, Mississippi
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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)
“attend mass” (5 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 5 days ago

There is so much to view inside this lovely basilica. From the beautiful windows to the Stations of the Cross, the art is just jaw dropping.

Thank Mary Kathryn H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see while in Natchez. This is the only Basilica in Mississippi. There is a self guide in the literature rack to the right of the door. Be sure to pick up one.

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can't miss it as you drive or walk through town, a stunning building that dominates the downtown area. Stunning beauty but even better inside.

Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A historically significant Catholic basilica located in downtown Natchez. Our tour group of 14 Baptist heard so much about this church, we made time to visit it before our scheduled morning home tours. I am so pleased we did. We arrived just after 8:30 a.m....More

Thank RAutry
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed by this church on our walking tour and decided to take a look. Beautiful and peaceful. Worth the stop.

Thank CCM837
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica is beautiful inside and the grounds are kept in perfect condition. The garden beside the church is praise-worthy.

Thank Barry L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attend my cousins wedding and WOW this church will take your breath away, definitely the most beautiful church I have ever visited.

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased to celebrate our Easter vigil mass here. Cathedral ornate, well maintained. Organ sprightly Soprano sang gregorian chant with warmth

Thank George C P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always love to see the churches where I travel, especially the old, historic cathedrals. Within walking distance from our B&B. Beautiful.

Thank kpool2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here as we always like to see churches in any city we visit. The Basilica has an air of serenity as soon as you enter which is enhanced by the beautiful interior. It's well worth spending 20 or 30 minutes looking round,...More

Thank sandylindsay
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Lauren C
8 April 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
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.
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jgay0516
19 May 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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