The seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Holy Name Cathedral is the center of Catholic faith in the city and a wonderful example of Gothic revival architecture. The cathedral was built in 1874 in place of the Cathedral of Saint Mary and the Church of the Holy Name, which were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. From the bronze front door depicting the Tree of Life to the detailed bas-relief of Old Testament scenes on the altar, the cathedral is adorned with numerous works of art. Emphasizing the importance music in its liturgical celebrations, the cathedral features organs playing during the daily mass, as well as other events. If you're interested in mob history, you can see bullet marks on the building from the 1926 assassination of Hymie Weiss, one of Chicago's heavy hitters from the Prohibition era. Check online for the full schedule of masses. See Holy Name Cathedral and all Chicago has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chicago trip builder site .
Tours to Holy Name Cathedral
Chicago Crime and Mob Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $36
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $29
Duration: 2 hours
Chicago Night Crimes Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
Holy Name Cathedral Reviews
Back to nature.....this church is breathtaking with the wood details, the bronze statues, the stained glass windows, and the organs. If you are on State Street or in the Gold Coast it is worth your wh... more »
Very beautiful place to worship or just to stop by. I do believe one of Capones Men was shot there. You can see where the spot is to one side. more »
The Holy Name Cathedral church is a beautiful church. The architecture is just amazing and beautiful. I would recommend that you stop by and visit if you’re in Chicago. For those that live in Chicago you are lucky. We were visiting from out of state and lit some candles for some family and friends. Will stop by again when it down.
Beautiful cathedral. Located in the middle of downtown Chicago. Architecture and decor breath taking. Ceilings decorated with painted scenes from the Bible and adorned with more intricate Woodwork including the Columns. Floors granite. Woodwork compliments the suspended Wooden cross of Jesus over the sacrament table. Downstairs has meeting rooms and restrooms. A must see the next.
Places to stay near Holy Name Cathedral
Plan your trip to Chicago
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
View all >
Hidden gems in Chicago
Side trips from Chicago
Nearby attractions in Chicago
Plans to Holy Name Cathedral by other users
7 days in Chicago & Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA January, culture, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 50 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy