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St. Mary's Basilica

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Nice church!

A nice cathedral church, centrally located, near other important historic sites. Good range of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ontario's Near North, Canada
Beautiful Basilica

We stumbled upon this church when we were wandering the streets of Halifax so stopped to have a... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
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1508 Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice cathedral church, centrally located, near other important historic sites. Good range of Mass times throughout the week.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

We stumbled upon this church when we were wandering the streets of Halifax so stopped to have a look, given the exterior was so beautiful....and the beauty extended into the interior as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed 20 October 2018

A beautiful Basilica and a thriving church. Lots of seating but pillars obstruct the view. The church body is multi-generational and multi-racial; good to see. The building is beautiful both inside and out. Historical

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Happened upon this and were glad we did. Beautiful church, lovely stained glass. Spoke to staff person who was great with facts about the church. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bee778
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A well-worn, but beautiful building in down-town Halifax. This church needs lots of love to restore it to its glory days, but the Sunday mass and its marvelous choir make a visit worthwhile. Rarely does a catholic church have such wonderful singing and a choir...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Beautiful church, went to Mass, choir was excellent, beautiful stained glass windows (originals blown out in the Great Explosion). Nice way to spend a Sunday morning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Beautiful church in historic Halifax. Fairly recent construction (for Canada) but good to visit. Try to find a quiet time to enjoy and learn about the history of hte place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RiverCajun
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Beautiful Neo-Gothic Cathedral, a national historic site. Built in 1820 and extensively renovated in the 1860's, this church has stood at the heart of Halifax for almost 200 years. The existing stained glass windows were installed in 1920, after the original windows were blown out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sharneliz
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

..we enjoyed a brief stroll around the Basilica, and found it to be very serene, almost pristine, and with wonderful glass windows. I guess we’ve been spoilt with some of the Basilicas we’ve been to, such as Montreal’s, and it wasn’t up to that standard...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We popped in to escape the heat and found ourselves in the middle of an about-to-begin wedding - embarrassing! Slipped into the side prayer area that was open to the public and being the good Catholic that I am, lit my candle and contemplated life...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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Response from nwaynesworld | Reviewed this property |
15 +/- minute walk (1 +/- km). Some uphill walking. Worth the walk.
Glenn C
12 January 2015|
Response from Craig C | Reviewed this property |
The hours are 8:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30 daily.