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Cathedral of Saint Paul

239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1811
+1 651-228-1766
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Gorgeous cathedral

This is an incredible cathedral full of gorgeous artwork and statues. If you love the old Gothic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marie N
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Peoria, Illinois
Beautiful Building!

We took the public bus within a block of the front door. A very beautiful exterior and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“awe inspiring” (25 reviews)
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239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1811
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"stained glass"
in 35 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 25 reviews
"national shrine"
in 8 reviews
"michelangelo's pieta"
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"highest point"
in 8 reviews
"attend mass"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 22 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 16 reviews
"overlooking downtown"
in 9 reviews
"small museum"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 25 reviews
"visiting st"
in 11 reviews
"state capitol"
in 21 reviews
"united states"
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"across the street"
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"the lower level"
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"open to the public"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an incredible cathedral full of gorgeous artwork and statues. If you love the old Gothic cathedrals, you will love this place.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the public bus within a block of the front door. A very beautiful exterior and the atmosphere inside was very reverent. Several alcoves allow you to pray in private while the main altar defies description. The lower level houses the museum - check...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Facts: It is a beautiful church. Lovely architecture- a tour might be worth it. Even though we arrived 10 minutes before mass, no one welcomed us (or even acknowledged us). I suppose it is just supposed to be a museum?

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture is worth visit regardless of your religious persuasion. A beautiful location. For those of the Catholic faith, it should be on your MUST list when you come to the Twin Cities

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral of St. Paul is a beautiful worship space set on a hill overlooking St. Paul, Minnesota. The state capitol building is in sight. Gives off a sense of majesty as you approach. Inside is huge and includes beautiful artwork including sculptures and stained...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this purely accidentally, we saw it while driving through St. Paul and decided to stop and see if we could look around. The intricate designs and details throughout were breathtaking. Our pictures did not do the beauty justice! There is...More

Thank 357debym
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think I've been to the Cathedral a 1000 times or so - and it never disappoints. This time I went on a guided tour - and the whole place came alive in a completely different way. Just by way of example - I learned...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

reminds me of some of the cathedrals I've seen in Europe and St. Louis, MO. The acoustics are much better than the cathedral in St. Louis. They do have a brochure with guided audio via your phone through the tour, but we didn't do that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened to see this while driving by the Capitol Building which is a MUST see! This cathedral is so beautiful! Parking on the side of the building on the street or a parking lot behind! Go say a little prayer!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With only a short history, what better idea than to imitate the style of much older European cathedrals in order to produce an aura of ancient wisdom. The cathedral carries this off well, with everything very tastefully done. The interior is actually beautiful but not...More

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Kathleen R
7 October 2017|
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Response from 160beverlys | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking across the street.
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2015BillL
12 January 2017|
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Bill, Can't accurately answer but reckon if you contact the Archdiocese Office (Google it) they would be able to assist or advise you. Failing that contact the Local tourist office ? Just make sure you don't miss it... More
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