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Cathedral of St. Paul

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Address: 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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+1 651-228-1766
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Sun - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
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This Classical Renaissance-style Cathedral dating back to 1915 features a...

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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A caliber of art, architecture and craftsmanship from a by gone era.

There are many reasons to marvel in this space. The art, architecture and craftsmanship are one. The sense of history, religious and otherwise. Though no popes have visiting this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are many reasons to marvel in this space. The art, architecture and craftsmanship are one. The sense of history, religious and otherwise. Though no popes have visiting this site, John F. Kennedy had attended mass here. The hall of Saints offers many marvelous sculptures and paintings. Hidden in the nooks and crannies are many obscure paintings of religious scenes.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

take the time to see the small chapels around the high altar. The Shrine of the Nations surrounding the sanctuary represents the national patron saints of the people who settled this city and state. Built as a replica of St. Peter's in Rome.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is a great backdrop for the St. Paul downtown. Weirdly it also serves as the backdrop for the annual Red Bull Crushed Ice World Championship -- also a great reason to travel and experience the area in the middle of the winter.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral of St. Paul is a place I have been visiting since I was a young girl. It's absolutely breathtaking inside. The paintings, ornate ceiling, shrines, and ironwork are best experienced with incense wafting and the sounds of the pipe organ filling the immense dome. The exterior is particularly stunning in the evening when it is all lit up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply breathtaking. So glad we took the time to visit here. It is just a lovely building with so much character everywhere.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With me being a Cathloic it is easy to see why they would be one of my favorite destinations!! It is easy to say I'm very blessed with me living In such close proximity to the location! But if you visit remember to look at the ring around the back of the front alter to see some fantastic statues of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one magnificent church! We spent hours walking around. Even the kids were amazed at the beauty of this church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply beautiful. I could have spent all day in the Cathedral. The architect is amazing and so much history. It was a very welcoming Mass and the organ is unbelievable!

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking into this church took my breath away. If you get the chance to sit and soak in the beauty please do. I did not attend church but did have a friend that did. She mentioned to me that she would remember the church being packed and now as an adult not many come to the service. Not sure if... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a very dramatic, huge building. We had some time to spare so decided to see if it was open. While less ornate and younger that much of what Europe has to offer, it is truly beautiful and interesting. I just wish I'd been able to attend a mass when the big pipe organ was playing. Some of the... More 

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