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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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  • We stop in churches all of the time, but this one is a show stopper. On top of that we got to go to a Christmas presentation and reception. The whole church made us feel welcome. 
  • So glad we had time to stop to see this lovely church, a great place to reflect on all that is good in this world and to pray for those who are not lucky enough to get to enjoy such a visit. 
  • The stop by to just look at the beauty is worth the time and effort. Glad someone mentioned it to us to do. 
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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???