We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Basilica of St. Mary

Open Now: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Stunning Church

Was able to attend Mass Saturday, what a beautiful place of worship, great history and it is very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laredo, Texas
Fascinating arquitectural master piece

Highly recommended visit to this basilica, as soon as you're inside you feel the majestic of this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baja California, Mexico
Read all 332 reviews
All photos (239)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stained glass”(26 reviews)
“block party”(13 reviews)
Nation's First Basilica
Open Now
Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1295
+1 612-333-1381
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Minneapolis
from US$20.89
More Info
FlyOver America
4 Reviews
from US$20.94
More Info
Reviews (332)
Filter reviews
302 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful church stained glass block party sunday mass attend mass awe inspiring well worth the stop loring park worth a visit walker art museum sculpture garden walk around visiting minneapolis across the street architecture choir catholic
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 302 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was able to attend Mass Saturday, what a beautiful place of worship, great history and it is very easy to get to, worth the visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JJ V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended visit to this basilica, as soon as you're inside you feel the majestic of this arquitectural well design work. The stained glass windows are beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2compadres
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Mass and enjoyed touring this impressive church. Programs were going on about the Middle East and an afternoon parish meeting on the problems facing the Church worldwide. A healthy and lively feeling place for such a large parish church.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LFrank
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica is a beautiful place to attend Mass. Make sure you get there early or stay a little late so you can walk around and see the entire place. I've been here a number of times while visiting the cities and the people are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located a bit south of downtown in what appears to be a slightly poorer area the Basilica of Saint Mary stands proud and welcoming to all, a Monday visit finding the historic space tranquil and majestic with plenty of space and relics worth investigating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank endoedibles
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I was visiting Minneapolis and decided to take a 10min. walk from my downtown hotel to visit this basilica. So glad that I did! Such a beautiful work of art. Even if you are not a religious or spiritual person, the architecture itself, is breathtaking....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anditravels2020
Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a beautiful place to attend a service! There is so much to see and the atmosphere is so peaceful and comforting.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MarshaR202
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ceilli2016
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kelly W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
2,357 reviews
.71 km away
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis
1,218 reviews
.74 km away
Millennium Minneapolis
965 reviews
.76 km away
Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
473 reviews
.81 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,985 nearby restaurants
Cafe Lurcat
487 reviews
.19 km away
Butcher & The Boar
957 reviews
.56 km away
4 Bells
171 reviews
.17 km away
Eggy’s Minneapolis
111 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 480 nearby attractions
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
1,533 reviews
.47 km away
Loring Park
141 reviews
.33 km away
Walker Art Center
463 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Heather B
30 January 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from marjiewestmarin_CA | Reviewed this property |
The cathedral was open and we just visited on our own.