MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the last century, the Cathedral of St. Paul has shone like a jewel atop the skyline.

One-hundred-years ago this weekend, the official dedication took place. But the cathedral has continued to change and grow since then.

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In honor of its centennial, Natalie Nyhus, Mike Augustyniak and photojournalist Brad Earley learned the story of the cathedral from Father John Ubel, who invited them on an all-access tour of a lifetime.

The bell tower and cathedral dome are off limits to the public, but self-guided tours are welcome anytime, and a $2 donation gets you a tour book.

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Guided tours are available Monday through Friday at 1 p.m., and you can just show up.

Watch Father John’s fantastic tour in the video above.

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Also, click here to see our photo gallery of Natalie and Mike’s tour, and click here for a gallery of the cathedral through the decades.