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St. Mary Basilica, Natchez
(4.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Welcome to St. Mary Basilica

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 antebellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also antebellum, is the city's central landmark.
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TripAdvisor
  • Free to enter and look around. The inside is beautiful, beautiful gardens behind the building also. Free parking. Located near shops and restaurants . 
  • Was stunned at how beautiful this place is. Gorgeous artwork. Lots of statues and stained glass. Nice place to pray and rest. 
  • We found an afternoon to tour local churches and it was a highlight of the trip. St. Mary's is perhaps the most beautiful church I have ever seen. It is an awesome experience and not to be missed whil...  more »
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  • Bueatiful place was free to wonder and take pics have brochure to give you own guided tour
  • Beautiful 1800s church, so ornate and artistic, well worth the drive.
  • This is NOT St. Mary's and surely not from the Owner???