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Minnesota Cathedral

Cathedral of St. Paul in Minnesota

The outside of the Saint Paul Cathedral Located at 239 Selby Ave in St. Paul, Minnesota is the Cathedral, which is one of the country’s largest churches and is one of St. Paul’s most magnificent sights. It’s located on a hill overlooking downtown St. Paul and can offer a beautiful backdrop to the city.

The Cathedral was designed by Architect Emmanuel Masqueray who aimed to create a Renaissance inspired Cathedral of great grandeur. He achieved his goals by creating the states most magnificent and beautiful building. The massive building took 10 years to build and was opened in 1915 although interior work continued in the years to come. The church is graced with massive copper domes rising 320 feet from the floor and the cathedral walls are made of beautiful Minnesota Granite.

The inside of the Saint Paul Cathedral The main building is bordered by two Carillon towers and the seating area can accommodate up to 3000 worshippers. There is a small basement which was turned into a Museum which contains Architect’s Masqueray’s original designs.

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