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Classic Gothic Church

Classic Gothic Church with interesting interior. Pleasant place to attend Mass with some parts... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Madison, Alabama
Absolutely Beautiful

We were driving and the sight of this Cathedral with its’ beautiful bell tower stopped me in my... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Washington, DC
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Classic Gothic Church with interesting interior. Pleasant place to attend Mass with some parts presented in Latin.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1970-Ky-Wildcat
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We were driving and the sight of this Cathedral with its’ beautiful bell tower stopped me in my tracks.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank romadaro
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Typical late 18th century cathedral. It is worth a short visit but does not contain any truely special elements

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed 29 June 2018

While the church is beautiful I could not help but think of how much it must cost to maintain in good condition, money that could be spent on helping poor people feed and educate their children. I felt the same way about the churches in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Richard9H
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I went to school there all 8 yrs, I was a alter server their from 2nd grade to my freshmen yr in college.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DJBay1
Reviewed 26 February 2018

As far as local churches go, this is one of the oldest. I have attended mass there for decades and it feels as an old cathedral should.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank taylorr559
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Being a member of the Cathedral, I believe it is one of the most godly as well as beautiful churches I have ever attended. The organ is considered one of the oldest and most gorgeous sounding in the city. It is worth a visit to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hgathings
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I have not worshiped at St. Paul's but was there to hear the Highland Consort (acapella Renaissance vocal group). The beautiful sanctuary with amazing acoustics was perfect for this performance. A lovely spot for musical performances.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Susan L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a very beautiful Catholic Church in the downtown area. Very attractive altar, domed ceiling and stained glass windows. Not sure if it was true but both of us felt that the flooring of the church was tilted down to the altar as if...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Within walking distance of the Downtown area hotels. Many well dressed families in attendance at Sunday morning service

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Trilady76
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