Cathedral of Saint Paul
The Cathedral of Saint Paul, modeled after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, is located
at Summit and Selby avenues and was dedicated to the people of Saint Paul by
Archbishop John Ireland, a fighting chaplain during the Civil War who later diverted
his energies and determination toward raising the funds for the creation of the
Of Renaissance design, the Cathedral features a dome rising
306.5 feet from the floor to the tip of its cross.
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is one of the largest and most historic churches in the United States.
Its architectural grandeur and prominent site make it an integral part of the landscape of the capital
city of Minnesota—whose name derives from the title of this great building. The Cathedral is rightly listed as a
landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
It is not an exaggeration to say that it is a treasure for all Americans and one that we can proudly compare to the great cathedrals of Europe.
As a monument, the Cathedral is a destination for people of all beliefs.
The Cathedral of St. Paul