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St. Mary's Basilica

1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3, Canada
+1 902-423-4116
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Grand Lady of Worship

Worth the stop to see some religious architecture and spend some moments reflecting. Even better... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kel H
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Airdrie, Canada
Granite Spire

Attractive Gothic-style church set in the heart of historic downtown Halifax. Dating back to 1820... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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“stained glass” (17 reviews)
“old church” (13 reviews)
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LOCATION
1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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+1 902-423-4116
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"stained glass"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 31 reviews
"old church"
in 13 reviews
"new testament"
in 5 reviews
"attend mass"
in 4 reviews
"gothic revival"
in 4 reviews
"pope john paul ii"
in 3 reviews
"upper portion"
in 2 reviews
"light a candle"
in 2 reviews
"stone structure"
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"lovely ambience"
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"worth a stop"
in 5 reviews
"free guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"downtown halifax"
in 8 reviews
"spring garden road"
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"open to the public"
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"cruise ship"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the stop to see some religious architecture and spend some moments reflecting. Even better if you are able to attend a mass.

Thank Kel H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive Gothic-style church set in the heart of historic downtown Halifax. Dating back to 1820 (renovated and expanded over time), this structure boasts the tallest granite spire in North America. The ship-like interior features walls of highly detailed stained glass windows. Informational brochures are available...More

Thank backpacker31
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Big lovely church like no other. Downtown Halifax at it's best. Take in the beautiful windows and the big old doors. There sure is some history here. Not many left like this jem.

Thank Angeline M
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Beautiful church that is more like a cathedral to me. Beautiful and kept well, though could do with a bit of paint. Overall, beautiful service and it felt like a community inside the church.

Thank Lydia L
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

There's so much history behind this building. It has so much character and is absolutely beautiful. The stained glass windows are gorgeous and has such intricate designs tied into them. We really loved seeing this piece of architecture.

Thank Laska L
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Beautiful Sunday morning walkabout, and slipped in for early morning Mass just after opening prayers. Quite peaceful and a lovely edifice in which to contemplate things. Welcoming congregation and a relevant Homily from the padre. Enjoy it just for the visit, or for something more...More

Thank JayCl
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A beautiful Catholic church in Downtown Halifax. Easy walk from the cruise ships. Well preserved with lovely stained glass windows. Surrounded by other churches in the neighborhood that are also worth a stop to compare with this one.

Thank H T
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautiful Basilica a must see for religious or non religious visitors. Located in downtown Halifax. Close to eating places. Enter by side door next to parking lot.

1  Thank worrywart2015
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Many attractions and places are within walking distance from the cruise ships' terminal. This basilica is one of Halifax's attractions. It is a Gothic Revival Catholic cathedral and a National Historic Site which is located in downtown at Spring Garden Road. This cathedral is the...More

2  Thank Gaetano A
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

When in Halifax do get a walking map, this church and numerous sites are in easy walking distance from the cruise pier. This church is visually interesting both inside and out. So do stop in and walk around. As always, do go on the web...More

Thank parrottdize
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Karen M
11 March 2017|
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Response from kat_ledermueller | Reviewed this property |
Lord's Day Mass Saturday @ 4:00pm Sunday @ 7:30am, 10:30am & 5:00pm Weekday Mass Monday - Friday @ 12:15pm & 5:15pm Saturday @ 12:15pm
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gab131vic
28 July 2016|
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Response from nwaynesworld | Reviewed this property |
15 +/- minute walk (1 +/- km). Some uphill walking. Worth the walk.
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Glenn C
12 January 2015|
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Response from Codiak! | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 8:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30 daily.
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