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St. Mary Basilica, Natchez

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#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Natchez
Church Tourist Spot
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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  • Take a few moments and treat yourself to the beauty and grandeur of this spectacular church. You will think that you are in Europe. Don't forget to leave a small donation to help preserve the church. ...  more »
  • Beautiful church, well maintained. Candle light up, relax and also fine: cool down the heat outdoors.
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  • Loved the stained glass windows! So nice of the church to stay open so you can visit! Nice gardens beside the church!  more »
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  • This is a beautiful Basilica!
  • 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???

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