Cathedral of Saint Paul
Cathedral of Saint Paul
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a splendid interior of six chapels, imported marble columns, large statues of the four evangelists and beautiful rose windows.
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Neighbourhood: Summit-University
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  • HelenV
    63 contributions
    Pretty Pretty!
    Visiting St Paul for 1 day - walked from the Capitol to the cathedral (10 min walk, easy!) and it was a happy surprise to find I could just pop in and have a look. Donations are accepted but there was no entry fee. It was beautiful inside as you would expect. There was one lone chap sat at a desk if you needed to as a question, there were a few people taking photos, all being quiet and respectful. I was only in there for 20 mons taking tome to look at a lot of the details ... so glad I popped in!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 4 December 2022
  • Brandon
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania463 contributions
    Beautiful
    My experience at the Cathedral of St. Paul was amazing. Even though we were not able to make it during the open hours, it is still worth the trip. It was beautiful, probably the biggest church I've seen in America.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 May 2023
  • scott r
    Silver Spring, Maryland697 contributions
    Stunning stop
    Really well done US cathedral from an age where cost was no object. You could not duplicate this today. Stunning interiror. Did not take a tour, but wandered around quietly taking photos and just appreciating the beauty of the place. Plentiful parking for those dropping by. Right near the James J Hill house if visting that, and the entirety of Summit Avenue which itself is just something to see.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 4 July 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas5,412 contributions
    Landmark of St PauLandmark of St Paul
    We visited the state capital building from where we had a nice view of the cathedral. It was an easy walk between the buildings but further than it initially appeared. Entrance could be made from either of the side doors. Inside, you will see large statues of various saints and plenty of stained glass.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Lee S
    Australia2,576 contributions
    Stunning Exterior
    The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a magnificent building with stunning Exterior and interior. Enter is free not like some of the Cathedral in Europe & parking is also free. There is a guided tour at 1pm, the guild will explain the several alters plus all the statues of the Saints. The stained glass windows are wonderful and the organ looks very impressive. President JFK attendent masses in this Cathedral there is on a pew with a plate onit.This is a must see while you are in Saint Paul.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Jim R
    Austin, Texas5 contributions
    Cathedral of St. Paul, Minnesota
    We have been to several European cathedrals and the artistry of St. Paul's rivals them even though the age and techniques differ. It is a very large Cathedral with intricate detail. There are many statues, stained glass windows and beautiful materials used to create this masterpiece of craftsmanship.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,274 contributions
    Stunning huge cathedral
    We visited here as part of a longer road trip. We had parked at the State Capitol building and enjoyed a good walk to the Cathedral. It was great to see the Cathedral initially from a distance and then come closer into view. We only managed a quick visit inside (it was a Sunday and we were just between masses’ but it was enough to see how impressive the church is.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 October 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,119 contributions
    Impressive US cathedral
    We've visited multiple cathedrals in Europe, and most US ones are much smaller and less impressive by comparison. This one, however, compares well in terms of size and interior and is definitely worth a stop. We parked our car at the lot across the side street (it was a Saturday morning) and the cathedral wasn't quite open yet (I believe it opens at 10 AM?). So we walked the 10 minutes or so to the state capitol building to see it more closely, then back to the cathedral, at which time it was open and free to enter. The interior is large and impressive; we especially enjoyed the designs in the rotunda and the stained glass windows. Even just viewing the exterior would be worth a stop. It was a nice start to a Saturday spent seeing the sights of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
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Fresco Finance
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
The moment you lay eyes on those gleaming copper domes, you can't help but be in awe. The interior is equally stunning, with the intricate stained glass, towering columns, and the breathtaking altar. I felt a sense of serenity and wonder that's hard to put into words. The view from the front steps overlooking downtown St. Paul is like a postcard come to life. It's not just a place of worship; it's a piece of history and a true gem of Minnesota. If you're in the area, a visit to the Cathedral of Saint Paul is a must. It's a soul-soothing and awe-inspiring experience you won't forget.
Written 12 October 2023
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,119 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We've visited multiple cathedrals in Europe, and most US ones are much smaller and less impressive by comparison. This one, however, compares well in terms of size and interior and is definitely worth a stop. We parked our car at the lot across the side street (it was a Saturday morning) and the cathedral wasn't quite open yet (I believe it opens at 10 AM?). So we walked the 10 minutes or so to the state capitol building to see it more closely, then back to the cathedral, at which time it was open and free to enter.

The interior is large and impressive; we especially enjoyed the designs in the rotunda and the stained glass windows. Even just viewing the exterior would be worth a stop. It was a nice start to a Saturday spent seeing the sights of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
Written 9 October 2023
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,274 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
We visited here as part of a longer road trip. We had parked at the State Capitol building and enjoyed a good walk to the Cathedral. It was great to see the Cathedral initially from a distance and then come closer into view. We only managed a quick visit inside (it was a Sunday and we were just between masses’ but it was enough to see how impressive the church is.
Written 5 October 2023
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Jim R
Austin, TX5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We have been to several European cathedrals and the artistry of St. Paul's rivals them even though the age and techniques differ. It is a very large Cathedral with intricate detail. There are many statues, stained glass windows and beautiful materials used to create this masterpiece of craftsmanship.
Written 4 October 2023
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Laura R
Guttenberg, NJ304 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This place is amazing. The artwork, stone work and stained glass are all gorgeous. It is a beautiful place to sit and reflect, or walk around and take it all in.
Written 18 September 2023
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Lee S
Australia2,576 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a magnificent building with stunning Exterior and interior. Enter is free not like some of the Cathedral in Europe & parking is also free. There is a guided tour at 1pm, the guild will explain the several alters plus all the statues of the Saints. The stained glass windows are wonderful and the organ looks very impressive. President JFK attendent masses in this Cathedral there is on a pew with a plate onit.This is a must see while you are in Saint Paul.
Written 14 September 2023
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SS_Forever
Dallas, TX472 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We unfortunately arrived just about 30 mins before closing so did not get to explore as much as wanted but was able to look around the sanctuary and was just amazed at its beauty. I recommend planning more time as understand they have a museum and more to see.
Written 4 September 2023
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS5,412 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited the state capital building from where we had a nice view of the cathedral. It was an easy walk between the buildings but further than it initially appeared. Entrance could be made from either of the side doors. Inside, you will see large statues of various saints and plenty of stained glass.
Written 3 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

scott r
Silver Spring, MD697 contributions
Jul 2023
Really well done US cathedral from an age where cost was no object. You could not duplicate this today. Stunning interiror. Did not take a tour, but wandered around quietly taking photos and just appreciating the beauty of the place. Plentiful parking for those dropping by. Right near the James J Hill house if visting that, and the entirety of Summit Avenue which itself is just something to see.
Written 4 July 2023
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Brandon
Pittsburgh, PA463 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
My experience at the Cathedral of St. Paul was amazing. Even though we were not able to make it during the open hours, it is still worth the trip. It was beautiful, probably the biggest church I've seen in America.
Written 30 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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