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St. Mary's Basilica

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Address: 231 N. 3rd Street, at Monroe Street, Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2219
Phone Number: 602 252 7651
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Special Christmas Eve Mass

The Basilica is a beautiful setting for the midnight Christmas Eve Mass, every year! The decorations, lighting, music and packed house make for an exceptionally special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Steve L
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is a beautiful setting for the midnight Christmas Eve Mass, every year! The decorations, lighting, music and packed house make for an exceptionally special celebration of the Eucharist and Christ's birth. I recommend you arrive early to get a seat, otherwise you will be standing in the rear.

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The Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visited Phoenix for three days and came downtown Sunday morning. This church is beautiful inside and outside. We enjoyed the powerful organ performance and the cathedral quire.

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Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Only a ten minute walk from our downtown Renaissance Hotel, this Basilica is well worth a visit for its beauty and architecture. Be sure to investigate if the church is open.

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Warsaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Basilica from the beginning of XX Century, nested among the high-rises and hotels of downtown Phoenix. Opened at 10am daily. St. John Paul II visited it in the 80s, amazing to be able to step where he stepped and prayed.

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Rocky Mountains Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This beautiful, old church was a most enjoyable visit. We find old churches interesting and this one was certainly that and more.

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Independence
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If your just looking around the city make sure and check it out. We got to see it when it was decorated for Easter--very nice!

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

St. Mary's is a nice mission-style church that was built about 100 years ago. Its major claim to fame is that Pope John Paul II visited in 1987 (memorialized by a marker). It's nicer than most parish churches with some stained glass windows and ornate columns, but there's not anything that's really notable about the building (the service was notably... More 

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Milpitas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Must see this church for it's location in downtown and peaceful place to pray. Surrounding is very clean and relaxing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Google the correct address and it will take you there. Pretty church but not amazing inside. Looks like all other Catholic churches do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

LOVED this church. Open to the public 10 - 3, you can go there and pray and reflect while enjoying the beautiful stained glass and statues. Unbelievable.

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