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St. Mary Basilica, Natchez

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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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  • The inside of this basilica is very ornate and breathtaking! Worth your time to take a look inside. The outside of the building is a bit deceptive. I had no idea of the splendor of the interior from t...  more »
  • The stain glass windows were just beautiful. It is a must see when you visit this town. Also tour the gardens and the park next to it to really enjoy this area.  more »
  • This is the only Catholic church in Mississippi that was designed and built as a Cathedral. The colors are amazing inside.  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???