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Basilica of St. Mary

88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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The Other Catholic Church in Town

While not the cathedral (St. Paul's is) this other catholic church is also very impressive. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike N
New York City, New York
Beautiful Church

nice stop at basilica in Minneapolis. the educational staff gave us the history of the church and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Whiteville, North Carolina
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Nation's First Basilica
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not the cathedral (St. Paul's is) this other catholic church is also very impressive. The Byzantine style of the basilica does make it a bit dark and "heavy." Nevertheless, it is worth a visit.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice stop at basilica in Minneapolis. the educational staff gave us the history of the church and it connection to the area and people.

Thank lenniej2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This basilica is truly awesome! We attended a mass on Sunday morning and it was very well attended. We did a tour afterwards. The basilica is awe inspiring. Highly recommend a visit. A real treasure.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

You do not have to be Catholic to enjoy and appreciate this lovely Church in downtown Minneapolis. They have lots of activities for members throughout the year/weeks. Sunday masses are nice and relaxing. It is an old school church - pretty classic - but still...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful building. Free parking. The bells that ring before Mass are stunning. It was hard to pay attention to the priest, because the building is a piece of art.

Thank SavvyTravelsUSA
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I started going to this church in 1982 and the 11:00 am mass is the best mass because it has a quartet that plays beautiful music.

Thank simplyhot
Reviewed 28 August 2017

If asked to choose which Church to visit betwen Basilica of St Mary and Cathedral of St Paul, most would say St Paul. Most would also also say to visit both as much as possible. The basilica is amazing in it's own right and would...More

Thank patlv23
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We attended for Mass one Sunday when we were staying in the area. The music is beautiful and meant to be listened to, not to be joined in with. Beautiful church and well kept grounds. Stair case to enter the church. Pews were benches with...More

Thank KMc4528
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Our visit to Minneapolis was special when we had a chance to view this magnificent shrine. It has so much history and it is enormous. So beautiful and sacred. A must see

Thank JDD800
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Hoped to go to the Sculpture Garden but it was raining so went in here instead. Beautiful building. Organist was playing when we were there so that added to the experience. You can walk up and around in back of the main part in front...More

Thank CLL1948
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14 May 2015|
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Response from Roshan R | Reviewed this property |
Mass Schedule July 7-14, 2015 at the Basilica of St. Mary is: Week day Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Chapel, and weekend Masses included Saturday at 5:15 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m... More
Heather B
30 January 2015|
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Response from marjiewestmarin_CA | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral was open and we just visited on our own.