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St. Mary Basilica, Natchez

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This is the only Catholic Cathedral in the state of Mississippi. The day we visited, we four were the only ones inside for about fifteen minutes. We could take our time and enjoy the peaceful beauty o...  read more »
  • St. Mary's Basilica was absolutely beautiful and amazing, it is a spot you don't want to miss on your visit to Natchez. 
  • Do not miss this small but impressive basilica. The history and unique presentation is exceptional. Very few Basilicas in the South and this, the only one in Mississippi, is a treasure. 
  • 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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