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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 #13 of 128 attractions in Phoenix
Type: Religious Sites
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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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56 helpful votes 56 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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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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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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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Free. Good place to stroll through on a mild weathered day. Garden is small and had homeless ppl's trash near the water fountain. The Basillica itself is well maintained. You walk in and there it is, be very very quiet, EVERYTHING echos. The stainglass work is marvelous. I didn't stay too long but it was a good place to sit... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A great place to stop when you are in downtown Phoenix. The history of this church is absolutely amazing and the garden is a great place to walk through. It is shaded, filled with all different types of plants, and has a water fountain in the middle. Best of all it is free. They do have a gift shop if... More

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This 130-yr-old basilica is built over the foundation of the original 160-yr-old adobe church. Classic cathedral with rib-vault ceilings. Short visitation hours during the day, but open from 5-7 p.m. for evening prayers, too.

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