Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul

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With its Neoclassical architecture and copper and gold-leaf dome, Cathedral of Saint Paul is one the largest and most recognizable religious buildings in the United States. The cathedral features 24 stained-glass windows. On the inside, the life of Saint Paul is honored with a large, bronze baldachin. You can also see the statues of four evangelists. The cathedral celebrates migrations of people to Minnesota with its five chapels dedicated to the patron saints of the Irish, the Italians, the Germans, the Slavs, and the French-Canadians. Another chapel is dedicated to Christian missionaries. You can take a guided tour or opt for a self-guided tour (brochures are available inside the cathedral for a small donation). Make Cathedral of Saint Paul part of your personalized Saint Paul itinerary using our Saint Paul trip maker tool .
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  • Cathedral of Saint Paul is absolutely beautiful and right up there with many impressive cathedrals in Europe. I was very surprised by the size of the interior. It's magnificent, huge and yet warm and ...  more »
  • I've spent many hours over the years in this charming old church. Beautiful ongoing restoration keeps it's historic integrity. Growing up in St.Paul I attended weddings, graduations and solemn times o...  more »
  • Note that the walk up the hill to the cathedral is a bid meandering and traffic can be heavy because of the interstate highways converging nearby, but once you get there, you don't even need to go ins...  more »
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  • Very informative tour. This place has so much history. Nice gift shop area and beautiful quality construction. Superbly educated docents. A great "free" find in St. Paul.
  • Pictures just don't do justice to the scale of this place. It's huge! The combination of paintings, carvings and sculptures from the walls to the ceilings and the dome are amazing. It's a good companion attraction to the Capitol building which you can see at the otherside of Summit/John Ireland blvd There is a small parking lot beside the Cathedral which easily fills up when there is Mass. You also have the option to park on the street. Just note the restrictions.
  • Beautiful choir and soloist singer. Awesome homily about politics if you can believe that.
  • This large, beautiful cathedral sits on a hill overlooking the city of St. Paul. It is clean and very well maintained. Services are held here, so tourists are encouraged to be quiet and respectful.
  • The most beautiful church I've seen in America! Has a nice view of St. Paul from the front steps as well.

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Where to stay in Saint Paul

Places to stay in St. Paul sit concentrated in the downtown area. The Lowertown Historic District, which includes some of the city's oldest buildings, makes a particularly attractive option. Hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts here can put you just steps from the Mississippi River, while the greater downtown area also offers apartment rentals and hostels. Staying downtown also puts you within walking distance of most of the city's prime attractions. Additionally, you'll find a handful of national-chain hotels on the east side of town near Interstate 494 / 694.
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