Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minneapolis

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minneapolis (must see)

The seat of the Catholic diocese, Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul is the national shrine dedicated to St. Jude that has a lot to offer regardless of your religious background. A copper dome adds to the cathedral's unique appearance, along with its distinction as America's sixth-largest church building and the third-largest church serving as a Catholic cathedral.

This building has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974 and is customarily open to visitors daily. Some of the important sculpture includes hand-carved angels in a human size, St. Cecelia who is the patron saint of music, and the four evangelists.

There is a rose window above the Aeolian-Skinner organ and 24 stained-glass windows featuring images of angelic choirs. This cathedral also features ten chapels. Six of these have been dedicated to the patron saints of the primary ethnic groups that settled the area, along with St. Peter, Mary, and Joseph, and the Sacred Heart.

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Sight Name: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Sight Location: Minneapolis, USA (See walking tours in Minneapolis)
Sight Type: Religious
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