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St. Mary Basilica

105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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beauty inside

having passed by this church many times before, this trip we went in. was glad we did, it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monroe, Louisiana

A must see. This cathedral is beautiful! Be sure to tour the grounds around the cathedral also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community today. The construction of this place of worship was begun in 1842 as the Cathedral of the newly established Diocese of Natchez. The St. Mary congregation takes pride in the basilica's colorful and prayerful setting, and welcomes visitors from near and distant places. The city of Natchez, on the Mississippi River and the birthplace of Mississippi, is a tourist destination because of its historic ante-bellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also ante-bellum, is the city's central landmark.
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105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39120-3354
+1 601-445-5616
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Reviewed 1 week ago

having passed by this church many times before, this trip we went in. was glad we did, it was beautiful inside and the stained glass windows are some of the best i have seen, even in europe.

Thank Shelbydee
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see. This cathedral is beautiful! Be sure to tour the grounds around the cathedral also. Lots of beautiful, old trees and fountains.

Thank DeliBwy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful Basilica on Christmas morning. There's a small park with a fountain behind the building itself that's quite nice for some quiet contemplation. Definitely worth a stop to appreciate its beautiful interior and to snap a picture or two of the exterior....More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in town walk into St Mary Basilica and walk the grounds. Worth every minute of your time !!! Construction began on this church prior to the Civil War..

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica is a beautiful place of worship and is a large historical component in Natchez. Note first off that tours are not allowed during Mass: M-Sat 8am, Sun 10am. There are pamphlets in the entry way for the self guided tour and explanation of...More

Thank Firegirl834
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i visit churches every time we travel somewhere new. This church did not disappoint, it is beautiful.

Thank lee c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful and airy church with the many fine details was the perfect place to spend some time at Christmas Eve. Little girls in their finest clothes were kneeling before the altar - whispering excited - and maybe, just maybe they were thinking of something...More

Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an extremely beautiful church. It is free. Plenty of on street parking the day we visited. Easy to find.

Thank Neill B
Reviewed 5 December 2017

No other words to described this church but BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous stained glass windows, beautiful altars. Reminded me of typical old churches/catheradels

Thank jmlohr14
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The exterior is brick gothic revival, the interior baroque. It is colorful, but not overly decorated, and with excellent proportions. The stained glass windows represent many saints and are quite beautiful.

Thank Rob Z
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23 August 2017|
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Response from AlabamaLadybug | Reviewed this property |
We visited on a week day early afternoon. We were the only ones there but as we were leaving a family was coming in to visit.
20 May 2017|
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Response from Brenda V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as there are not services being held