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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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Serene

The Basilica was beautiful. The grounds were also nice. I especially liked a statue of children playing. The store had a lot of unusual gifts & books.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Basilica was beautiful. The grounds were also nice. I especially liked a statue of children playing. The store had a lot of unusual gifts & books.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The church located close to the Arizona Center was well worth the time to visit. Beautiful on the inside as well as outside. The park outside was also very nice to walk through and see the statues located along the sidewalks.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

St. Mary's Basilica looks more like a cathedral than a basilica due to its size. Don't get me wrong; it is a beautiful building. The statues and stained glass are magnificent. The organ is superb and have always enjoyed mass here. The gift shop is very small but has many interesting Southwestern religious items for sale. The garden is quiet... More 

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

St.Mary's Basilica is a classic Roman Catholic church and is a wonderful place to visit if you're in the downtown Phoenix area. The stained glass,statutes, pipe organ, and high cathedral ceilings are spectacular. You have to see the stained glass to truly appreciate its beauty. The combination of stained glass and masonry construction will bring you back to another era.... More 

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There is a great little gift shop under the steps of the basilica. Nice people running it and great finds!

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Chicago, IL
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I made a special point to visit St. Mary's having photographed Chicago's three basilicas. The music was beautiful and the tour was very interesting. A great place to visit if you love houses of worship.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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