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St. Mary Basilica, Natchez

(4.5/5 based on 220+ 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
  • A gorgeous church and the architecture is stunning. Definitely something to see and a place to quietly sit and take in its beauty.  more »
  • So glad we made the effort to go here. It was so beautiful and quite a tribute to the church family for what was constructed.  more »
  • Beautiful windows - well worth a special trip. If you are walking in downtown Natchez add this to your route.  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???