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“Nice church”

Notre Dame Basilica
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Owner description: This beautiful and ornate gothic-style cathedral is recognized by its twin spires.
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Lots of painted glass of good quality. Nice ceiling with great light on it. Better than basikica in Quebec.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wished we could have attended Mass here but the tour we were on made that impossible. However, we visited the church, lit a candle and prayed a few moments before the beautiful altar & sanctuary which we believe to be one of the most beautiful we have ever seen including in Italy. The artful carvings and stained glass is indescribable! The unusual roof is so unique too. We loved it & are so happy we made the effort to see it!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a beautiful cathedral. The stained glass windows are very stunning and reminds me of all the ones in Europe.

Thank Julia K
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

You can see the spires from almost any part of the city. The interior will leave you in awe. Towering ceilings, cathedral seating, huge pipe organ, stainless windows, some of the most impressive and beautiful artistry in the hundred years are within these church walls. It took so long for this church to be built it actually switches architectual designs half way through! There are also mass times where local parishioners attend mass. There are tour times all week and on weekends. I would also say, please be attending to the mass signs. It may not be your faith, but walking in and taking pictures and talking during other people's religious services is rather disrespectful!
Photos are allowed during tours and self guided tours.

Thank Wayne L
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous basilica. Noon mass was terrific and although the sermon was a little long, we left with a nugget to reflect upon.

When leaving the church, another Priest stopped us to thank us for worshipping with them. Had a conversation about where we were from. Don't ever remember a time we were thanked for attending services. Very hospitable.

Bathrooms are clean and a convenient paid parking lot at rear of church. We parked here and explored the city after mass.

Lovely, holy ground.

Thank kblkmw
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