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Address: 88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
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nation's first basilica

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Very beautiful church.

If you are a tourist and like churches, you should definitely see this one. If this thought never occurred to you: go here and find out whether you like churches for sight-seeing... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
isilisi
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you are a tourist and like churches, you should definitely see this one. If this thought never occurred to you: go here and find out whether you like churches for sight-seeing ;) This one and the Cathedral of St. Paul are definitely the two must-sees in the Twin Cities. Another plus: Loring Park, the Sculpture Garden, and the Walker... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here with my sister who is Catholic during a vacation. We often go to churches for site seeing. This was the best one I've ever seen. Beautiful. Worth the trip.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very beautiful, ornate and great place to worship a Catholic mass. Lots of visitors from out of town but there's ample parking in a lot next to the church.

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Colfax, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It was such a nice ceremony and such a beautiful place. They have done a lot of work restoring this beautiful old building and they are still doing a little work. As a Catholic I really enjoyed seeing the Basilica and the wedding ceremony was amazing.

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Mandan, North Dakota
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was a 2 for 1. Get to see a beautiful basilica and celebrate mass. What a gift! The people are so welcoming and nice. The architecture and stained glass is a true site to see.

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Rego Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

You don't expect to find enormous basilicas in Minneapolis, but this is a wonderful edifice that is rooted in the European architectural tradition. The interior is magnificently decorated and truly presents an inspirational space to look, to wander, to meditate and to pray. This is one of those places that makes you pause and gives you a sense of God's... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

While roaming around in the city center, we stopped in to see the 100 year old Basilica. Its shear size is impressive. We were not able to go inside since there was a celebration of some sort going on.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This church is worth a visit. It has a real European flavor to it. It is walking distance from downtown and across from MN State and Technical College.

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mpls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A must go for every Catholic and friendly for other visitors as well. It is a place of great beauty with an incredible liturgical experience. There are tours offered after some Masses and secret passages, too!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is such a beatiful church. The doors were open so I went in and light some candles and felt very draw to sitting in silent prayer. Someone was playing the awesome pipe organ.

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