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St. Cecilia's Cathedral

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Address: 701 N 40th St, Omaha, NE 68131-1899

Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style...

Guided tours are available through this Spanish Renaissance-style cathedral, which contains stained-glass windows from the 16th century.

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Beautiful Church

Really loved my visit to the church. Congregation were very nice, too. The church is nice inside. I will return.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really loved my visit to the church. Congregation were very nice, too. The church is nice inside. I will return.

1 Thank VerEChoosE
United States
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Well worth a visit. Very accessible from interstate. Just stunning stained glass. 30 minutes and your out.

1 Thank George H
Gretna, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I presume this is a bigger deal if you are Catholic. Even if you are not, there is much to see and enjoy here. The architecture, the windows, the old pipe organ. It's all very enjoyable.

1 Thank JTIESA
Dyersville, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We attended Sunday mass at 9:30 am. This church is worth coming early to walk around and look at the beautiful architecture. The parishioners are welcoming.

1 Thank lynne G
Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

...and have the place to yourself. Lots of intricate details to ponder and enjoy! Very peaceful and tranquil setting. Stop by the visitor center, too!

1 Thank mbkfreein2003
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This Cathedral should not be missed. The building is lovely and has a cultural center which houses the cathedral museum. There is the extensive art collection

1 Thank stjoe14
Omaha, Nebraska
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is the 2nd time we've taken advantage of this FREE event in Omaha. This year's theme was surrounding the 150 years of Nebraska. The displays were beautiful - each one individually created around it's point of interest. You could smell the flowers as you entered the cathedral. They have live musical performances, so you can sit and listen to... More 

1 Thank Avidtravelbug
Fremont, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Flowers on display from various florists. Some very large. About an hour wait once you get in the door, but music and singing keeps you entertained as you admire the beautiful church. Show is the last weekend in January.

1 Thank Frugalgirl125
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a beautiful church and it is a very prayerful place to visit and pray. The beautiful statues around the church have been very well kept up. The organ at the back of the church is very good and the sound is great.

1 Thank Frank M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

St. Cecilia's Cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals in Omaha, if not the oldest. Beautiful interior built in the Spanish style. They have several events at the cathedral my favorite is the flower festival. Always held in January, a touch a spring in the winter. It always has a theme and the florists combine the theme with their beautiful... More 

1 Thank Louetta S

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