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Basilica of St. Mary

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Attended Sunday evening mass

The music was very good, people were friendly, and priest had a good attitude. We parked in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
Built 1907 to 1914

Beautiful exterior and interior on a grand scale. We parked at the Sculpture Park and walked... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Nation's First Basilica
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88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The music was very good, people were friendly, and priest had a good attitude. We parked in the garage which was convenient and free.

1  Thank ceilli2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful exterior and interior on a grand scale. We parked at the Sculpture Park and walked arcross the bridge over the highway. There is an underground parking garage near.

1  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very lovely church with a lively congregation utilizing it. If you like architecture this is a gem in Minneapolis. If you haven’t been, you’re making a mistake!

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Basilica is one of the most beautiful buildings in Minnesota. It's easily the most beautiful church I've seen in the US. The exterior is gorgeous, but make sure you head inside. It's open throughout the day for people to enter and wander. I went...More

Thank Corey P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit this Minneapolis landmark structure if you get the chance. This is a huge and gorgeous Catholic church, a real feast for the eyes. It’s also National Register-listed as the first basilica established in the United States. I regret that I didn’t...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilica is a marvelous piece of art as well as a wonderful place to hear a concert. I have been to several concerts here and the venue is perfect acoustically, especially for vocal music. Architecture is very interesting.

Thank Eloise-Marie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from Italy and this church remind me of Italy. It's so beautiful art and architecture. It's so refreshing to visit this church and all welcome

Thank Robel R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is street parking on Laurel Avenue and also a parking garage. The Basilica is well worth the visit. Be sure to pick up a tour map that will give you not only the layout of the Basilica, but also some details on statues, mosaics,...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture is stunning. The grounds are beautiful. There was a wedding going on when we were there and it was amazing to watch. Candles are available to light for a very nominal fee. I did not see a gift shop. I would highly recommend...More

Thank takoh
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Beautiful architecture! I am planning to return once renovations are complete. Make sure to check the schedule beforehand so you can go inside.

Thank sally c
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Response from Roshan R | Reviewed this property |
Mass Schedule July 7-14, 2015 at the Basilica of St. Mary is: Week day Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Chapel, and weekend Masses included Saturday at 5:15 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m... More
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30 January 2015|
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Response from marjiewestmarin_CA | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral was open and we just visited on our own.