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St. Mary's Basilica

231 N. 3rd Street, at Monroe Street, Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2219 (Central City)
602 252 7651
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Ranked #17 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Acworth, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were greeted by the hospitality committee as we entered Mass. The Basilica is beautiful! The pipe organ and choir reminded my of scenes from The Sound of Music. Pentecost Sunday and the priest was so inclusive of all cultures, as he advertised the cultural dinners that were planned. Prayers were said in various languages, with the words in English... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Visited during a lunch hour. The grounds were well maintained. There were a few homeless people sleeping in the grass but they were not bothering people. The church itself is fabulous. The stained glass, woodwork, metalwork and statues were amazing. There was a mass, the singing was lovely. There is a small gift shop.

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Pgh., PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The stained glass windows and the statuary make this an old-fashioned Catholic Church. The Mass was fulfilling and crowded. The only negative thing I could say was the abundance of incense used. Not good for allergies and people with breathing disabilities. The gift shop is awesome. The "happy hour" following the Mass was nice with donuts and drinks. Nice feeling... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great for the history - it is the oldest church in Phoenix and it is open for services and prayer. The stainglass windows are pretty. But to me it is just a church.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had our daughters wedding ceremony there a few years back . In a fairly new city that is Phoenix this will bring back east cast older world charm

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Mesa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a gorgeous church. The grounds are beautiful and well worth the walk around. Visit it any time it is open.

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Austin, TX
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98 reviews 98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I attended the Passion Sunday services - very beautiful, and choir added to the solemnity of the service... also beautiful in decor.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Have always wanted to go inside this church and finally got the time and it has the early Phoenix charm about it. While the city has gotten busier you can sit inside or the surrounding grounds and feel the history. Definitely a place to collect your thoughts in piece and quiet. Look forward to attending on a Sunday.

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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Beautiful...just beautiful. Visit and kneel in same spot as Pope John Paul II. Time well spent. Courtyard with religious statues. Expertly crafted stained glass. Quiet place to meditate.

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Quincy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Beautiful church with outstanding choir and incredible pipe organ. This is one of the oldest churches in Phoenix and is beautifully maintained. Very friendly parish!

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