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St. Mary's Basilica

Address: 231 N. 3rd Street, at Monroe Street, Downtown, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2219
Phone Number: 602 252 7651
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Ranked #32 of 224 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
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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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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189 reviews 189 reviews
80 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful example of southwestern European influenced church. Had rare opportunity to attend -Ash Wednesday today and was inspiring. Had never seen electronic vigil candle votives before and will return to see how it stays lit.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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157 reviews 157 reviews
33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It took us a bit to find it as the sign on the property in front says there is a Catholic Church there, but no indication it is St. Mary's Basilica. Once we found the parking lot behind it, we walked through a beautiful park-like setting to the front of the Basilica. The stained glass is magnificent - second only... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The church was small but this did not take away from it's charm. Arriving at just the right time, the light shines beautifully through the many amazing stain glasses windows. Take a few minutes to step into this space feels peaceful upon entering and less like an attraction.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Organist playing during our entire visit. Informational display about building of Franciscan churches across US. Gorgeous church with amazing stained glass and carvings. So peaceful.

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WI
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is the oldest Catholic church in Phoenix. Iet is large, as one would imagine, has a nice pipe organ and stained glass windows. Other than that, nothing special.

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Seattle
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stumbled across St. Mary's while wandering around downtown. It is a beautiful old spanish style church. The stained glass is gorgeous and you get to see where the pope knelt oh and it's free!

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Jasper, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There are statues and a fountain in the garden that are just beautiful. and the way they did the lights on the trees was just beautiful. They have the circle of peace statue!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

While on vacation recently in the Phoenix area, I attended Sunday Mass @ St. Mary's. I was very impressed with the Basilica. The Spanish-style exterior is beautiful, the interior is fairly simple but tastefully decorated, and the grounds are very inviting. The priests seemed involved with the parish and the congregation seemed very inviting. Tip: If you are visiting the... More 

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AZ
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177 reviews 177 reviews
120 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

On a city tour, I learned the difference between a cathedral and a basilica, which is if the Pope visited then it is a basilica. JP II came here I think in the 1970s. The buildings interior looks fairly typical at first glance, but once you focus in on the architectural details, you notice all sorts of attractive and inspirational... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When I saw the Basilica while walking past it during a lunch break, I couldn't wait to go through those doors. But due to my busy schedule while in Phoenix, I had to wait several days before that moment became a reality. It was worth the wait. Actually, my first stop was at the gift shop at the sidewalk level,... More 

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